Pochettino slams ‘disrespectful’ Guardiola over Kane jibe

first_imgThe 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.“It’s difficult to understand because he was part of the big success at Barcelona with Messi at his best, and I never said it was ‘the Messi team’. I always said it was Barcelona or Pep Guardiola.“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 strange situation.”Tottenham, who host Bournemouth on Saturday, trail City by five points in the Premier League.City consolidated pole position with an impressive win at champions Chelsea before the international period and Pochettino suggested that result might have sparked Guardiola’s Kane comment.“When it’s exciting after an amazing victory against Chelsea, sometimes he can struggle to keep his position and be a gentleman,” Pochettino said.“I think it’s a sad comment because the players laugh about that. If you’re a manager you must show more, no? To be above this type of comment.“That is my opinion, like I respect his opinion but I think the players, more motivated or less motivated? I think it’s the same.“It’s sad and it’s not right in football. Today we want to show respect, fair play and everything.”Asked if he had spoken to Guardiola personally, Pochettino added: “No, of course not. He hasn’t called me yet.“Maybe after the press conference he calls me. I’m sure I will reply.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Tottenham coach Mauricio Pochettino (L) congratulates his striker Harry Kane for his hat-trick as he is substituted during the UEFA Champions League match against Apoel FC at the GSP Stadium in Nicosia on September 26, 2017 © AFP/File / JACK GUEZLONDON, United Kingdom, Oct 13 – 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.last_img read more

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INSENSITIVE TO CLOSE LOCAL POST OFFICE WEEKS AFTER POSTMASTER’S DEATH – TD

first_imgCharlie McConalogue TDDeputy Charlie McConalogue has labelled An Post’s move to close Greencastle Post Office just weeks after the former postmaster’s death as “insensitive”.The family of former Postmaster Cyril Gormley received a letter from An Post notifying them the post office could be closed down, just five weeks after his death in August. The post office has been in the Gormley family for almost 100 years.Deputy McConalogue said that this was an insensitive move and questions must be answered as to how this decision was made. Every effort must be made to save the post office from closure, he said.“Closing this post office, which is an integral part of life in the area, would be a major blow to the community at a time when they can least afford it. It would amount to yet another attack on rural services in a county that has seen more than its fair share of cuts recently,” says McConalogue.An Post will meet with a delegation from the community to hear their views. Interested parties are invited to submit their views on the matter no later than 27th September 2013.Letters can be addressed to Peter Gillespie, Retail Operations Manager, An Post, Wine Street, Co. Sligo. Alternatively, emails can be sent to [email protected]   INSENSITIVE TO CLOSE LOCAL POST OFFICE WEEKS AFTER POSTMASTER’S DEATH – TD was last modified: September 17th, 2013 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Charlie McConalogueGreencastlepost officelast_img read more

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