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Tottenham: Mauricio Pochettino calls Pep Guardiola’s comments ‘disrespectful’

Harry Kane has scored six hat-tricks in 2017, along 11 targets in seven video games for Spurs

Tottenham supervisor Mauricio Pochettino says Pep Guardiola’s comments about his facet’s reliance on Harry Kane had been “very disrespectful” and “sad”.

The Manchester City supervisor described Spurs because the “Harry Kane team” when discussing his facet’s identify opponents.

The striker has scored 11 targets in seven video games for Spurs this season.

“[Guardiola] was part of the big success at Barcelona and I never said it was ‘the Lionel Messi team,'” Pochettino mentioned on Friday.

Guardiola described Chelsea and Manchester United as his facet’s opponents to win the Premier League previous this month, earlier than including: “We saw again the Harry Kane team scores every day two or three goals.”

Pochettino mentioned that Guardiola was once “excited” after his facet’s victory over Chelsea, and joked that he struggled to “keep his position and be a gentleman”.

“It doesn’t affect me but in the reality it was very disrespectful for many people,” the Argentine endured.

“Everyone merits to be recognised. When many of us took the phrases, it was once very unhappy and for lots of avid gamers which might be right here it’s extraordinary however, in my case, I did not take it in a nasty method.

“It wasn’t disrespectful to myself. For numerous other folks it was once needless. But we want to transfer on.”

Tottenham host second-bottom Bournemouth at Wembley on Saturday.

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