"The situation didn't affect me but, in reality, it was very disrespectful for many people".
"It was amusing when I heard him the other day because I know Pep very well". 'When they lost against Chelsea in the FA Cup semi-final, I said it was incredible, because Chelsea had four shots on target and scored four goals.
Pochettino, who has played for and later managed Barcelona's city rivals Espanyol, said on Friday that Guardiola struggles to "be a gentleman" after a victory.
Guardiola looked dejected and admitted he was "disappointed" after being told of Pochettino's comments and defended his record of praising Tottenham's progression over the past few seasons.
"I think it's a sad comment because the players laugh about that".
Harry Kane made amends for not scoring a goal for Tottenham during the month of August by entering God-mode during September.
"I respect his opinion but it's a sad comment". Maybe after the press conference he calls me.
Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino has hit out at his Manchester City counterpart Pep Guardiola, branding the Spaniard disrespectful following the Citizens' manager's comments before the worldwide break. "I gave a lot of credit to Tottenham, because last season they finished better than us and that means a lot". Never in my career here have I been disrespectful. There is a lot of credit in the way they play, in the way they are always attacking.
"But it's okay - I spoke many times with Mauricio - if he believes that".
And I know perfectly that Tottenham are not Harry Kane alone.
'I've said it many times, just review what I said. I think it's the same.
"When he was at Barca I never said "the Messi team". But never I was disrespectful in that period about my colleagues.
Could there be a budding rivalry between Premier League managers?