Tottenham manager angry with Pep Guardiola comment

Tottenham manager angry with Pep Guardiola comment

England boss Gareth Southgate was quick to call upon the Spurs man after injury had ruled Manchester City man Fabian Delph out of proceedings for the worldwide double header last week.

But Pochettino says there is a marked difference between the way the Manchester clubs are able to spend and how others must be more cautious.

"It's hard to understand because he was part of the big success at Barcelona with Messi at his best, and I never said it was "the Messi team".

"The reality was it was very disrespectful and it is hard to understand", stated Pochettino when asked about Guardiola's comments on his team.

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. If you're a manager you must show more [respect], no?

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"No, no, no. I think it's a sad comment; because the players laugh about that", he said. To be above this type of comment.

Pochettino admits that he did not "take it in a bad way" but acknowledged that those within the club may have been hurt by Guardiola's "unnecessary" words. He hasn't called me yet.

Plus a little video from the press conference. "I'm sure I will reply", he added.

We want you to tell us who and, be a good egg, don't spoil the answer for anybody else. I have a lot of friends, Mikel Arteta, Lorenzo Buenaventura, Eduardo Mauri. It's not him. He's a great manager.

Eriksen is one of the best and most creative midfielders in the world, and the Denmark global will be key to Spurs' chances of picking up all three points against Bournemouth.

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