Saturday, 21 October, 2017

Mauricio Pochettino: The "big difference" between Spurs and Manchester United

Harry Kane GETTYHarry Kane has been in flying form for Tottenham
Kristopher Love | 13 October, 2017, 16:39

Kane, whose 12th worldwide goal earlier this month also sealed England's automatic place at next summer's World Cup, inspired Spurs to three wins in four games during September.

Angered over comments made by Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola, Pochettino didn't hold back on his feelings.

Incredibly, only one player in Premier League history has won more Player of the Month awards than Kane and Kane is still only 24 years old.

Asked if this constituted the best month of his career, Kane responded: "I'd say so, when you look at the amount of goals I scored in the games".

Pochettino said that Guardiola was "excited" after his side's victory over Chelsea, and joked that he struggled to "keep his position and be a gentleman".

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. "I always said it was Barcelona, Pep Guardiola and I think everyone deserves to be recognised as part of the success of the team". But I think many people took those words as very disrespectful for the club, and for many players that are here I think it's a odd situation.

"It doesn't affect me but in the reality it was very disrespectful for many people", the Argentine continued. "It was disrespectful for many". Maybe after the press conference he calls me.

Guardiola is also making up for lost time in a way this season, and after a disappointing first term in English football, September reminded the world of his managerial prowess in a major way.