Po­chet­tino slams 'dis­re­spect­ful' Guardi­ola over Kane jibe

The Borneo Post (Sabah) - - SPORT - - AFP

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.

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