Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola refused to describe Tottenham Hotspur as the ‘Harry Kane team’ for a second time after seeing his side fall to yet another defeat in North London.

Guardiola labelled Spurs as the ‘Harry Kane team’ alongside Chelsea and Man Utd as title rivals back in October 2017 when under the leadership of Mauricio Pochettino which saw the Argentine accuse the City boss of showing a lack of respect towards his side (Guardian).

Kane was once again the thorn in City’s side when the forward’s first half strike at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium proved to be the matchwinner and continued Spurs’ impressive unbeaten record against the Cityzens at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

The 29-year-old’s goal took him to the top of Tottenham’s all-time goalscoring charts with a tally of 267 goals for the club, surpassing the mark held by the late Jimmy Greaves.

After the match, Guardiola suggested that he would not label Tottenham as a team who relies heavily on Kane in a nod to his previous comments, he told The Express:

“I’m not going to say the Harry Kane team otherwise Pochettino will be grumpy and I don’t want it,” 

“But on behalf of Manchester City, I can say congratulations on this incredible milestone. He is an exceptional player.”

Mauricio Pochettino

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SpursWeb Opinion

All does not seem to be well at Manchester City at the moment, which is a slight concern for Tottenham fans if they are relying on them to chase down Arsenal to stop them from winning the league.

Harry Kane and the rest of the Spurs squad will be more focused on what is in their own control, starting with the trip to Leicester City on Saturday.

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