Mauricio Pochettino slams Pep Guardiola: Tottenham are not 'the Harry Kane team'

Mauricio Pochettino slams Pep Guardiola: Tottenham are not 'the Harry Kane team'

And although Pochettino feels the comments from the Spanish boss are disrespectful, the Tottenham manager says that his players have seen the amusing side.

'From the times I spoke with him, maybe my English is not so well, but I was never disrespectful to my colleague.

Kane was also instrumental in England's unbeaten qualification to the World Cup, having scored the winners in both of their final two games, against Slovenia and Lithuania.

He added: "It's hard to understand because Pep was part of the big success at Barcelona when it was Messi at his best, and I never said it was "the Messi team".

"I think that many people took those words as very disrespectful for the club and many players that are here at the club".

"It is a team problem and I back Jermain to score a lot of goals for us in the future".

Tottenham striker Harry Kane has seen his remarkable run of form throughout September recognised with the Premier League Player of the Month award.

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"I respect his opinion but it's a sad comment". I was never disrespectful in a press conference - never. So I'm really disappointed if he said that.

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino accuses Manchester City's Pep Guardiola of making "disrespectful" comments about his side. Never in my career here have I been disrespectful. Last season they finished better than us.

"I never said it was the Messi team".

"But it's okay - I spoke many times with Mauricio - if he believes that".

But despite his frustration with Guardiola's comment, Pochettino admitted it was unlikely to motivate his team throughout the rest of the season. There is a lot of credit in the way they play, in the way they are always attacking. But never I was disrespectful in that period about my colleagues.

According to Sky Sports Manchester City are the most likely team to win the Premier League this season with a 29% chance while Manchester United at 23% and Spurs at 20% lag just behind them. "It's over, so that's all".

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