Mauricio Pochettino was earlier this week charged with a two-game touchline ban by Football Association for his altercation with Mike Dean after Tottenham’s loss to Burnley a couple of weeks ago.
This means that the Argentine will be seated in the stands during Tottenham’s games away to Southampton and Liverpool.
Pochettino apologised for his behaviour soon after the incident but that hasn’t stopped the FA from throwing the book at the Argentine.
He indicated in his pre-match press conference that he felt the decision to suspend him for two games was unfair and that he still hadn’t received an explanation from the FA as to why he has been punished.
Pochettino is, of course, someone who doesn’t have a reputation of complaining about the referee’s decisions after the game or being disrespectful towards the officials.
When asked if this verdict was going to change how he interacts with the officials going forward, Pochettino told Football.London, “It’s not going to change my view, my respect to the collective of the referees and the game and my responsibility is not going to change.
“Of course I am a little bit more sensitive after knowing the suspension, but you know me, I am always a positive person and pro many things, I behave well. To behave differently is not in my nature.
“I am a person who tries to understand the person in front of me, and I will not change. I am a little bit more sensitive today. I think people understand me but tomorrow and after that I will behave like in the past or hope better.”
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