Pep Guardiola was 'disrespectful' with 'Harry Kane team' comment, says Mauricio Pochettino


Pep Guardiola was 'disrespectful' with 'Harry Kane team' comment, says Mauricio Pochettino

The Manchester City manager described Spurs as the "Harry Kane team" when discussing his side's title rivals. "It was disrespectful for many".

"When he was at Barca, I never said "the Messi team". But I think many people took those words as very disrespectful for the club, and for many players that are here I think it's a unusual situation.

"I think that many people took those words as very disrespectful for the club and many players that are here at the club". Although the two haven't spoken since Guardiola's comments, Pochettino believes the two can talk things over.

Speaking ahead of his side's latest Premier League game against Bournemouth, Pochettino offered up this repost, as he argued Guardiola should have known better than to make that suggestion given the success he enjoyed working with a Barcelona team led by Lionel Messi. To be above this type of comment. He has not called me yet.

Asked if Guardiola had contacted him, Pochettino said: "No, of course not".

Plus a little video from the press conference. "I am sure I will reply".

"We kept Jamie Vardy quiet who's another good striker in our last game and if we can do that again we'll be happy". I have a lot of friends, Mikel Arteta, Lorenzo Buenaventura, Eduardo Mauri.

"No, no, no. I think it's a sad comment because the players laugh about that", he added.

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.