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Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola: I would never disrespect Tottenham

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola: I would never disrespect Tottenham
From ESPN - October 13, 2017

MANCHESTER -- Pep Guardiola denied that he "disrespected" Tottenham Hotspur, saying Maurico Pochettino made a "mistake" whencriticising him.

Pochettino was upset that Manchester City boss Guardiola referred to Chelsea, Manchester United and the "Harry Kane team" when he was talking about City's Premier League title rivals before the international break.

Spurs boss Pochettino claimed the comment was "ungentlemanly," but Guardiola said he would never be disrespectful about another team.

The City coach told a news conference ahead of the game against Stoke City on Saturday that he had consistently praised the quality of Pochettino's team.

"Maybe my memory is not so well, but I was never disrespectful to my colleague," he said. "I was never disrespectful in a press conference. Never.

"When I talked about Harry Kane's team, it was because Harry Kane was scoring a lot of goals, and I know perfectly that Tottenham are not Harry Kane alone.

"I think that last season, the person who spoke most about appreciating the way Tottenham play was me.

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