There is a very loud adage in some climes which holds that people who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones. This is actually applicable in the debacle that is playing out between the managers of the two newest comers to the group of big names in English football.
Prior to 2010, Liverpool, Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea were the biggest names in the English premier league, and they were consequently dubbed the big four.
In the English league title race, every other team was viewed as a pretender when these four teams held sway, until Abu Dhabi United Group purchased Manchester City football club, in the same way the Roman Abramovich bought Chelsea.
Within the past two years, Tottenham Hotspur, who were hitherto a perennial average team, has also come to occupy a prominent position at the top. They ended the last two seasons as runners up in the English top flight.
One man has been integral to their impressive performances within the last two seasons. That man is Harry Kane. Serious tips for online football betting will always back the Englishman to do great things for the Lily White and, after a bad August, he has found himself in sublime form.
This term, Kane has scored about 11 goals in just seven games, and these strikes have helped to bring Spurs back to the third position in the table. However, while Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is thanking his stars that his clinical forward is back to his best, rival manager Pep Guardiola has been critical of the London side.
The Manchester City manager, apparently afraid of the threat posed by a Tottenham with an inform Harry Kane, has dubbed the Lilywhites a one-man team.
In an interview before the weekend’s fixtures, Guardiola talked about Chelsea’s wonderful form last season and their problem this time around, as they have a busier fixture list to negotiate.
The Spaniard also went ahead to talk about the threat that Manchester United’s Jose Mourinho will always pose, before throwing a mild jibe a Tottenham by referring to them as the ‘Harry Kane team’.
However, when this is coming from a man who built the best team of his career around one outstanding player, then the adage comes to mind. Spanish giants Barcelona, under Pep Guardiola, were heavily reliant on Lionel Messi, after all.
In response to his jibe, as predicted by all at football betting tips, the Tottenham manager labeled his counterpart as ‘disrespectful’.
Pochettino said the criticism will not change anything and will have no effect on him or his side, but that the disrespectful statement came because Guardiola was too excited after beating Chelsea at home before the international break.