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Pochettino: I don’t have a problem with Neville’s Spurs criticism

Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino has insisted that he has no problem with Gary Neville’s controversial criticism of the North London club.

Former Manchester United defender Neville claimed on Sky Sports MNF that Spurs had been ‘flaky and pathetic’ for the best part of 30 years until Argentine coach Pochettino took over the reigns at White Hart Lane in 2014.

This promoted a furious response from former Spurs boss Harry Redknapp, who labelled Neville’s comments as a disgrace.

However, Pochettino doesn’t seem to have any issue with Neville and seemed to suggest that he has had to work hard to create a winning culture at the North London club.

“I don’t understand the problem that happens with some comments,” Pochettino told the press after his sides 3-2 victory over Wolves yesterday.

“When some people make some comments you have to respect the comments. When people criticise me I accept the criticism.

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“But yes, I am so happy right from the beginning. Since I arrived here we created a very good culture about fight and altogether the belief.

“It was difficult to create that but I am so happy. It is a team that is always going to give the faith in each game. We can win or we can lose but we are so intense and today the effort was fantastic.

Pochettino also praised his sides for responding to their disappointing 1-0 loss to Man City last Monday night with recent wins over West Ham and Wolves.

“We came from Manchester City when we ran more than 120km and West Ham was similar and this was the same.’’ He continued.

“That showed the team has a very strong character.”

Spurs victory yesterday sees them move back into they top four above bitter rivals Arsenal.

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