‘Beat’ Pep’s ‘naughty compliment’… “If I say ‘Team Kane’, will Pochettino get mad?”
Manager Pep Guardiola, who was defeated by Harry Kane’s historic blow, sent a joking compliment to Kane.
Tottenham defeated Manchester City 1-0 in the 22nd round of the English Premier League (EPL) in the 2022-23 season held at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England at 1:30 am (Korean time) on the 6th. Tottenham added 3 points and placed 5th in the league (39 points), closely chasing 4th place Newcastle United by 1 point.
Tottenham was also the ‘Man City killer’. It reproduced the appearance that did not collapse in the last 5 home games. Even though they were defeated by Man City in the game just 15 days ago, they were able to secure a valuable victory this time with their strong teamwork. 바카라
History was also made. It was Kane who broke the record for the most goals in Tottenham’s career. In the 14th minute of the first half, Pierre Emil Hoivier stole the ball from Manchester City through strong forward pressure and handed it to Kane. Kane connected it with a non-stop shot and split the net, surpassing Jimmy Greaves’ club record of 266 goals. He also became the third player in EPL history to score 200 goals.
Even coach Guardiola, who was “defeated,” was amazed. He complimented Kane with a bit of a joke. He said: “If you say (Tottenham) ‘Harry Kane’ team’, manager Mauricio Pochettino will be angry and he doesn’t want that. But I can say on behalf of Man City, I congratulate you on this incredible milestone. Kane is a great player.” He applauded Kane, who stood at the top of Tottenham.
The origin of the joke goes back to October 2017. At the time, manager Guardiola defined Pochettino’s Tottenham as a ‘Harry Kane team’. “We have Manchester United with us, and we’ve also seen the ‘Harry Kane team’ scoring 2-3 goals every time,” he said of Manchester City’s race for the championship.
Pochettino responded enthusiastically. He later said in a press conference: “Guardiola was very rude to a lot of people. I never said (Pep’s Barcelona) ‘Messi team’. I think everyone deserves to be recognized as part of that team’s success.” He criticized Guardiola’s remarks.
Afterward, Guardiola apologized for the remarks while praising Pochettino. In October 2018, Guardiola said: “Tottenham have shown how wrong I was when I said (‘Kane’s team’). Pochettino is already a top-notch manager.”