Pochettino: Xavi Hernandez is my enemy; he wants to destroy our focus

first_imgTottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has replied to former Barcelona captain Xavi Hernandez, who said earlier this week Pep Guardiola wants Dele Alli at Manchester City.  IN SPORT.ES Upd. at 12:12 “Xavi in a period when he loves to talk,” he said in a press conference. “He was a Barcelona player, he’s my enemy. I know him very well. He tried to destroy our focus to win because he hates me because he’s Barcelona — a player, a fan, you know. The Argentine coach has some moments saved in his memory when he feels Xavi’s behaviour on the pitch was less than exemplary.  “I don’t know what Xavi said but he is working for Manchester City, maybe? He wants to help Guardiola and [club captain Vincent] Kompany.” Dele is one of Tottenham’s best players and it has led to Pochettino — in a light-hearted manner — recriminating Xavi for his comments.  26/04/2017 RELATED STORIES Miguel Pérez Xavi Hernandez reveals that Guardiola wants Dele Alli “The marking man was Raul Baena, Xavi fell down and said ‘penalty.’ They gave a penalty. After, in the video [replay], it was very funny because no one touched him and everyone in the media was saying, ‘No, no trust me — it was a penalty.’ Come on! It goes from lie to lie to lie. CEST Pochettino: “Xavi Hernández es mi enemigo y quiere desestabilizarnos” “I played against him a lot and when I was a manager [at Espanyol],” he continued. “Yesterday, Thierry [Henry] was here and we remembered the game that he [Xavi] cheated the referee. He fell down, it wasn’t a penalty, but [Zlatan] Ibrahimovic scored for Barcelona and they won the game.last_img

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