Pochettino slams 'disrespectful' Guardiola over Kane jibe
LONDON: Mauricio Pochettino accused Pep Guardiola of being disrespectful after the Manchester City manager claimed Harry Kane's prolific form is the only reason for Tottenham Hotspur's success.
Kane has scored 11 goals in his last six appearances for Spurs to keep Pochettino's side in touch with Premier League leaders City.
The 24-year-old also scored England's winning goals in their recent World Cup qualifiers against Slovenia and Lithuania.
Speaking during the international break, City boss Guardiola said: "We saw again the Harry Kane team scores every day two or three goals".
Pochettino didn't take kindly to Guardiola's taunt and the Tottenham manager hit back by pointing out that goals from Lionel Messi were the driving force behind the Spaniard's trophy-laden spell at Barcelona.
"That didn't affect me but the reality is it was very disrespectful for many people," Pochettino said on Friday.