Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino took a swing at Pep Guardiola after the Manchester City boss referred to Spurs as ‘the Harry Kane team’.
Guardiola was asked for his thoughts on the title race, to which he replied that Chelsea and Manchester United would be tough opponents alongside Pochettino’s Kane-led charges.
Whether Guardiola’s comments were intended to unsettle a Premier League title rival is a topic for debate, but Kane’s recent form in front of goal makes it easy to see why he has been singled out for praise.
“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.”