Maurico Pochettino had a brief exchange of words with Fabian Delph after Tottenham skipper Harry Kane, injured his ankle after clashing with the Manchester City star while tussling for the ball.
Kane was hauled off the pitch in the second half of the Champions League quarter-final against City on Tuesday night, April 9.
Harry Kane clashes with Fabian Delph during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
However, Kane's absence still did not stop the determined north Londoners from claiming a 1-0 victory over Pep Guardiola's men thanks to Son Heung-min's effort.
According to Metro (UK), Pochettino confronted Delph after Kane's troublesome injury and also had a few words with the Englishman following stoppage time.
"He was upset and aggressive with Harry after the action and I tried to make him understand that it wasn't intention from Harry or him to damage each other, Harry twisted his ankle, he touched the ball and then he stepped on his ankle," the Argentine said.
And after the game Pochettino said he was actually discussing City's title hopes with Delp,h describing City as favourites to win the Premier League.
Mauricio Pochettino chats with Fabian Delph of Manchester City on the touchline during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City.Source: Getty Images
"The first question, for me Manchester City are still favourites and I was talking with Delph about the situation," said Pochettino.
The Tottenham gaffer told Delph he was lucky not to have gotten a red card because he believes the three Lions player would have been sent off if not for VAR.
"I said to him you are lucky because it was checking on VAR and technically it was maybe a red card," he said.
"But I think both were fighting for a ball and had no intention to damage each other. The conversation was friendly. Nothing more no problem between us," Pochettino concluded.
The Citizens will now hope they can overturn the result from the first leg of the fixture as they hope to avoid crashing out of the tourney at the last eight stage of the championship.
Guardiola's men suffered similar defeat at this stage of the championship last season after losing to Liverpool.
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