sport news Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino admits he used to be a master of the dark ... trends now

sport news Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino admits he used to be a master of the dark ... trends now
sport news Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino admits he used to be a master of the dark ... trends now

sport news Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino admits he used to be a master of the dark ... trends now

Mauricio Pochettino will lock horns with Man City boss Pep Guardiola on Sunday The latest meeting comes 26 years after a feisty clash as players in Barcelona  Why we should get excited about Cole Palmer - Listen here to It's All Coming Up 

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Mauricio Pochettino admits he used to be a master of the dark arts as a defender for Argentina and Espanyol — but says VAR now makes it so much harder to stop the likes of Erling Haaland.

The Chelsea manager locks horns again with Pep Guardiola as Manchester City visit Stamford Bridge on Sunday, 26 years after a feisty meeting as players in the 1997 Barcelona derby. 

Both Espanyol goals in their 2-0 win were scored by Florin Raducioiu, who’d been sent back to Spain from West Ham by a furious Harry Redknapp after discovering the Romanian striker had missed a cup defeat at Stockport in order to take his wife shopping at Harvey Nichols.

But the dirty work was done by Pochettino and Co in nullifying Barca’s all-star team, led by the great Brazilian Ronaldo. It was a stormy affair, with Luis Figo sent off and six more yellow cards for Barcelona, including midfielder Guardiola and manager Bobby Robson’s young assistant — a certain Jose Mourinho.

Mauricio Pochettino and Pep Guardiola will lock horns on Sunday, 26 years after a feisty meeting as players in the Barcelona derby

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