Mauricio Pochettino hits back at Pep Guardiola´s `Harry Kane team´ comments
Oct 13 2017 by Marjorie Miles
"I know Pep, when he's excited after an unbelievable win he struggles to keep his position and be a gentleman".
Pochettino has had to wait the duration of the worldwide break to hit back at Guardiola, but wasted no time in responding to his jibe during Tottenham's pre-match press conference ahead of their home match against Bournemouth.
"That is my opinion like I respect his opinion, but I don't think it will make the players more motivated or less motivated".
Pochettino has responded by mentioning the fact that Lionel Messi was Barcelona's standout player during the unforgettable Guardiola era at the Camp Nou - but he never highlighted that to suggest the Catalan giants were a one-man team. Although the two haven't spoken since Guardiola's comments, Pochettino believes the two can talk things over. When many people took the words, it was very sad and for many players that are here it is unusual but, in my case, I didn't take it in a bad way.
But Pochettino says there is a marked difference between the way the Manchester clubs are able to spend and how others must be more cautious. He has not called me yet.
Pochettino admits that he did not "take it in a bad way" but acknowledged that those within the club may have been hurt by Guardiola's "unnecessary" words. Maybe after the press conference he calls me. "I am sure I will reply".
We have a very good relationship. I have a lot of friends, Mikel Arteta, Lorenzo Buenaventura, Eduardo Mauri.
"Of course, it's a sad comment".
Guardiola is also making up for lost time in a way this season, and after a disappointing first term in English football, September reminded the world of his managerial prowess in a major way.