By Amir Mir
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino recently hit out at former Barcelona man Xavi for claiming that Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola wants to sign Dele Alli.
The Argentian originally claimed that the former World Cup winner “hates him” as was clearly not pleased with Xavi’s comments.
However, Sky Sports Spanish expert Guillem Balague revealed that the supposed interview given by Xavi to the Sun Newspaper was “false”.
Problem is Pochettino was not told on time that those words from Xavi were never said. It was a false interview https://t.co/5yJBzXYmef
— Guillem Balague (@GuillemBalague) April 26, 2017
There is no surprise that certain supporters slammed the “fake news” after what some would call an unsurprising turn of events.
While others did focus on Pochettino’s comments at the Qatari-based player with some advising him not to get involved.
Another fan thought outside of the box by claiming Pochettino, who used to manage Barca rivals, Espanyol, can now wave goodbye to potentially being the manager at the Nou Camp.
Current boss Luis Enrique is set to leave the Spanish giants in the summer as a number of names have been linked with the post.
Nonetheless, going back on what seemed like a feud between Xavi and Pochettino, it may turn out a lot differently than people expected as fans provided mixed views on their manager’s comments.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
I hope the writer gets pooped on by a pigeon.
— Matt Coys (@WhiteHartDane1) April 26, 2017
— Charlie Marks (@cdmarks90) April 26, 2017
Scared of poch backlash .don poch
— Gary spurs (@spurs_gary) April 26, 2017
— Uncle Miggy (@Migatron81) April 26, 2017
Poch really doesn't like Xavi does he? ???? #COYS
— Patrick Robins (@patrick2288) April 26, 2017
— Karim (@karsalib) April 26, 2017
Hardly endearing himself to the Barca bosses either. Media will still link him to job and say he'd jump at chance!
— aaa (@footychat101) April 26, 2017
Love that Poch laid into Xavi ????
Pochettino tells Tottenham to focus on their games and not transfer talk https://t.co/utinHBlPkM
— John Austin (@thejondog) April 26, 2017
England international Alli has been a key component to a Tottenham team that is aiming to win the Premier League title.
Alli’s presence, ability off the ball and constant knack of finding the back of the net has played a big part as to why the club is fighting for a Premier League title.
In other Tottenham news, Pep Guardiola has responded to reported interest in this Spurs sensation.