Pochettino apologises to Guardiola and Taylor after furious tirade

Mauricio Pochettino apologises to Pep Guardiola and referee Anthony Taylor after furious tirade following Chelsea’s draw with Man City as Argentine admits he ‘crossed the limit’ and his behaviour was ‘not a good image’

  • The Argentine was fuming after full time as he felt the game ended too early 
  • Pochettino apologised for his tirade and admits his behaviour ‘crossed the limit’ 
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Mauricio Pochettino issued an apology to Pep Guardiola and referee Anthony Taylor following his furious full-time tirade after a pulsating clash at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea were forced to come from behind three times during the 4-4 draw as former Manchester City forward Cole Palmer scored an injury time penalty to clinch a dogged point against his old club.

But the breathtaking clash finished in furious fashion as Pochettino, who felt Taylor had denied his team a goalscoring opportunity after blowing the final whistle, angrily approached the officials and had to be pulled away by his own coaching staff.

Guardiola was left waiting to shake Pochettino’s hand but eventually returned back down the tunnel without exchanging pleasantries with his opposing manager.

Pochettino, who was booked for his role in the episode, said: ‘I need to apologise to Anthony and the referees and the fourth official.

Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino has apologised for a furious tirade after their Man City draw

He was fuming after he felt the game ended prematurely to deny his side a goalscoring chance

Pochettino admitted after the game he ‘crossed the limit’ and that his behaviour was ‘not a good image’ of him

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‘In the moment, I felt that maybe Raheem [Sterling] can go through and go to score the fifth.

‘I deserve to be booked because I crossed the limit. It’s not a good image for me and for football, this type of behaviour.’

‘I want to apologise to him [Guardiola] also because in this moment I didn’t see him.’

Guardiola added: ‘No problem. It’s fine. Emotions, it happens to me sometimes. It’s fine.’


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