Pep Guardiola recently referred to Tottenham as the “Harry Kane team” during an interview, and while he didn’t seem to intend it to be a dig at Spurs, it has ruffled some feathers – including those of Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino.
The remark seemed to be more of a compliment for free-scoring Kane, but like many fans, Pochettino appears to have taken it to heart and spoke of it in his press conference today.
“I know Pep. When he’s excited after an amazing win he struggles to keep his position and be a gentleman,” Pochettino said.
“It was disrespectful for many.
“When he was at Barcelona I never said ‘the Messi team’.
“I think it’s a sad comment because the players laugh about that. If you’re a manager you must show more, no? To be above this type of comment.”
Manchester City face the ‘Harry Kane team’ for the first time this season on Saturday 16 December at the Etihad Stadium.