But I think many people took those words as very disrespectful for the club, and for many players that are here I think it's a unusual situation.
'He knows I said Tottenham are one of the best teams playing.
Kane was named as the Premier League's Player of the Month for September earlier today, after a wonderful run of form.
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.
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".
"I never was disrespectful for my colleague in the press conference".
"I feel very proud about that", said Pochettino.
Pochettino said on Friday he is unhappy with Guardiola labelling Spurs "the Harry Kane team", which he said after his side beat Chelsea and Tottenham beat Huddersfield in the last round of Premier League games.
"I'm disrespectful?" he responded, before looking down at his desk and shaking his head.
"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".
"Maybe I should say "Pochettino team" instead of "Harry Kane's team". There is a lot of credit in the way they play, in the way they are always attacking.
"Maybe I can answer something where I attack my team or my club, but never would I be disrespectful about Mauricio or Tottenham". I think it's the same.
"Maybe my memory is not so well, but I was never disrespectful to my colleague", he said. Never, never in my career was I disrespectful. "It's over, so that's all".
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