Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has launched a stinging attack at Pep Guardiola after the Man City manager branded Spurs as ‘The Harry Kane Team’.
Guardiola was asked about his opinion on the Premier League title race and the former Barcelona boss accentuated that Manchester United and Chelsea are very much in the race alongside Pochettino’s Kane-led Spurs.
Guardiola’s comments did not go down well with Pochettino and the Argentine claimed that the Man City boss undermined the contributions of the other players within the North London club.
“I know Pep,” the Argentine said.
“When he’s excited after an amazing win he struggles to keep his position and be a gentleman.
“It was disrespectful for many.
“When he was at Barca 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.”
It is not clear whether Guardiola intentionally wanted to taunt a Premier League title rival through his comments but Kane’s red-hot form tells us why the Spaniard singled the England striker for praise.
Kane guided the Three Lions to the 2018 World Cup after – with four goals to his name in three games.
The Spurs striker continues to impress and has made an incredible start to the season. Kane has scored 36 goals from 147 shots in competitive fixtures in 2017.
And his sublime form has now drawn the attention of La Liga giants Real Madrid, who are keen to rope him in next summer but the Spurs hierarchy have made it clear that Kane is not for sale at any price.