Former Spur hits back at Pochettino’s claims

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Dom Le Roy

Former Tottenham Hotspur player Kyle Walker has admitted that he was hurt by Mauricio Pochettino’s decision to reveal discussions about his future at the club in a book.

Pochettino released his book ‘Brave New World’ which gave in insight into life behind the scenes at Tottenham.  

However, Walker disputes the version of the events documented within the book and states that he didn’t expect his former boss to reveal part of their private conversation.

The right-back left Tottenham to join Manchester City for £45m in July 2017 and insists that out of respect for the club, he will not go into depth and explain what really happened between the pair.

“I was hurt a lot by that,” Walker told the Daily Mail. “He said his door was always open and I thought it was a private meeting we had. So I kept quiet but then he went and wrote about it… or his version of it.

“If he was going to do that he might as well have called a press conference and told everyone. He told one side of the story, but it’s a side of a story I don’t agree with.

“He said he had a witness in there, but he didn’t tell the correct story, no way. Up until now I have never said my part. I have stayed quiet and showed a level of respect to Tottenham and I always will.

“The manager gave me my chance to showcase my talent. But people don’t know the ins and outs of everything and it is about time I told people what happened from my side.”

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