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Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has revealed his displeasure at Chelsea manager Antonio Conte for talking about Spurs striker Harry Kane.

There seems to be something going round among the four of them – Pochettino, Conte, Kane and Alvaro Morata.

First, Conte hailed Kane to be a great striker, then Pochettino voiced his displeasure and then Kane replied Conte that he was flattered by his comments and then Morata said Pochettino wanted him at Tottenham.

Pochettino has now gone on to throw shades at Morata that he was scared of sitting on the bench for Kane which is why he chose to join Chelsea ahead of Spurs.

“Morata talked about me in the media he said, ‘Mauricio called me’. That was from the beginning — two years ago or more,” revealed the 45-year-old.

“When we spoke he said to me, ‘Why do you want me if you have Harry Kane?’.

“You know? If I go to try to sign a striker, they will all say, ‘Uh, gaffer. You want me for what? To be on the bench? Because it’s Harry Kane, I can’t compete with Harry Kane’ or [at other positions] Hugo Lloris or Christian Eriksen.

“It’s so difficult to convince good players to come and then be on the bench. Then the problems start.”

This will be a good season indeed with lots of managerial battles.

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