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Lawrence Cooper
October 14, 2017

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

"I don't know why he said it, why he showed too much respect to Manchester United because in the same way he could have said "Lukaku team".

Goals have been hard to come by for last season's topscorer Joshua King, who has two goals in all competitions, and the imminent return of Callum Wilson from injury will be a welcome boost. And I said Tottenham is one of the best teams.

However, following the worldwide break Tottenham boss Pochettino has returned to the former Catalonia and Spain international's remarks, stating they were disrespectful towards the third-placed Lilywhites.

"I think that many people took those words as very disrespectful for the club and many players that are here at the club". They deserve a lot of credit in the way they play, and show to English Premier League football, always attacking.

"No, no, no. I think it's a sad comment because the players laugh about that", he added.

"It was amusing when I heard him the other day because I know Pep very well", the Argentine said during his Bournemouth pre-match press conference.

"So I am a little bit disappointed if he said that".

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Howe, though, is not overly concerned by his team's collective drop in strike rate, having netted just four times in the Premier League from seven matches.

But ahead of the Bournemouth match, Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino has responded to Pep Guardiola calling Tottenham "the Harry Kane team" two weeks ago.

"When they lost to Chelsea in the FA Cup semi-final last season, I said it was incredible, because Chelsea had four shots on target and scored four goals".

Pochettino said on Friday that Guardiola struggles to "be a gentleman" after a victory. Never, never in my career was I disrespectful.

"Maybe I can answer something where I attack my team or my club, but never would I be disrespectful about Mauricio or Tottenham".

"Maybe my memory is not so good, but I was never disrespectful to my colleague".

City are due to host Tottenham in the Premier League on December 16.

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