sport news Mauricio Pochettino: No problem with Pep Guardiola

Mauricio Pochettino insists there is no lingering bad blood with Pep Guardiola after the row sparked by the Manchester City manager labelling Tottenham ‘the Harry Kane team’.

Pochettino was angered by the remarks in October and called Guardiola ‘disrespectful’.

But ahead of Tottenham’s clash at City on Saturday, Pochettino explained that the issue had blown over following conversations with mutual friends on Guardiola’s staff.

Mauricio Pochettino said there was no lingering issue between himself and Pep Guardiola

Mauricio Pochettino said there was no lingering issue between himself and Pep Guardiola

He said: ‘I had some conversations with people from the coaching staff. It was a thing that happened in that moment. In the end it's not an issue.

‘We have a very good relationship. I admire Pep - all that he has done at Barcelona, Bayern Munich and now at Manchester City. 

'I think he is one of the managers I am more close to in football. Now it's in the past I forgot everything. I think him too, the same.

‘Be sure, we're going to see each other and say hello. We have a lot of friends in the middle. The respect is the most important. 

(L-R) Danny Rose, Harry Kane and Jan Vertonghen trained ahead of Saturday evening's match

(L-R) Danny Rose, Harry Kane and

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