Pochettino will accept touchline ban after Mike Dean clash

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino is usually cool but passionate on the touchline, however things bubbled over during the defeat to Burnley last weekend.

After Spurs lost the match 2-1, Pochettino marched onto the pitch to confront referee Mike Dean about some questionable decisions during the tie.

Most notably, Burnley scored their opening goal from a corner that should have never been given in the first place.

Pochettino was seen arguing with Mike Dean, along with his coaching staff, and was eventually charged with the incident.

It remains to be seen whether the Argentine will receive a touchline ban for the moment of madness, but he has claimed he will accept the ban if it comes his way.

He also added that he doesn’t think a ban would be fair, as he was only having a conversation with the referee.

Pochettino may be saved by the fact that no contact was made with the official, with the manager keeping his hands behind his back in a non-threatening manor for the incident.

Poch said (Football London): “A ban, why? I don’t believe that it’s going to happen. I don’t think that’s going to be fair.

“Do you think it’s fair? For what? For what? It was a conversation, no? Maybe it was close but it was a conversation. I don’t believe it’s fair. But I’m going to accept if they ban me and I can’t be in the dugout against Southampton. I am going to accept. It’s different if it’s fair or not. I don’t believe it is but I’m going to trust the FA and accept what they say.”

 

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