Pochettino hits out at Guardiola’s “disrespectful” comments about Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino is not the biggest fan of his Manchester City counterpart Pep Guardiola at the moment.

The former Barcelona boss has come under fire from Pochettino for describing Spurs’ side as “the Harry Kane team”.

There is no doubt that the England international has been hugely influential in this early stage of the season.

Following a dry August, Kane hit 11 goals in all competitions for the North London outfit, and seven of those have been scored in his last three outings for the club.

It is not only the striker that has been contributing, though, as Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen and even Ben Davies have been getting on the scoresheet.

When asked about Guardiola’s claims during his pre-match press conference, Pochettino insisted that he did not take any offence personally, but believes that the remarks were “disrespectful” to the other members of the team.

“That comment does not affect me but in reality, it was very disrespectful for many people. I think that many people took those words as very disrespectful for the club and many players that are here at the club. In my case, personally, I did not take it in a bad way. Wasn’t disrespectful for myself but for a lot of people it was unnecessary to say that.”

Tottenham currently reside third in the Premier League table, five points adrift of City, who are at the top of the standings.