Pochettino proves Spurs not just the 'Kane team', admits Guardiola

Pochettino proves Spurs not just the 'Kane team', admits Guardiola

Pochettino proves Spurs not just the 'Kane team', admits Guardiola

Spurs have not seemed to miss the 22-year-old too badly winning all three of their Premier League fixtures during his absence, although fans of the North London club will be delighted to hear that the talented playmaker is close to regaining full fitness.

Guardiola said. "These are important".

City's flamboyant attacking play has delivered 26 goals, while at the back only three goals have been conceded by number one Ederson.

"My admiration for Marcelo Bielsa is huge because he makes the players much, much better", said Guardiola early previous year as Pochettino sang a similar tune saying, "Of course he's a great coach".

Pochettino's side have dropped points in a 2-1 loss to Liverpool FC at Wembley at the start of September, while Spurs succumbed to a 3-1 defeat by Watford at Vicarage Road.

Spurs owner Joe Lewis - who spends most of his time on his €130m yacht in the Bahamas - could invest a chance of his €4billion fortune into Tottenham to either finance the stadium project or player investment and change the club's image overnight, but he has never shown an inclination to get involved in the club during his 17 years as its reclusive owner.

"It's not a problem, it's not a problem for me so it doesn't matter if people don't want to give credit to us or the team or Tottenham".

Pochettino's Tottenham host Guardiola's Manchester City at Wembley on Monday, with the Premier League champions nine games into an unbeaten start to their title defence.

"I think White Hart Lane was different to Wembley".

"Many things happened in the summer, there are many things that make myself not in my best mood or humour".

"For me Hugo is one of the best keepers in the world and he was man of the match against West Ham a few days before".

Given the tightness in points at the top of the table, Guardiola also sees this as a game City can ill afford to lose.

"I think they're further away from the Premier League title then they have been over the last 2/3 seasons because ultimately I think the team is weakened", he told Nathan. Frustrations were evident over the summer after the Argentine failed to land a single player in the transfer window but with limited funding and a new stadium on the way, there's comparisons to Arsene Wenger and Arsenal when they swapped Highbury for Emirates.

"We have a lot of focus and you know very well when you are competing with sides like we are in the Champions League and Premier League, the most important thing is to fight in the same conditions as others", he said.

Meanwhile, Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says he was wrong to refer to Tottenham as "the Harry Kane team" last season.

"That's why maybe the games against the contenders are becoming so important".

"The circumstance that happened in the last years, I think the club is not focused completely in winning titles or winning games", he said.

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