Former Barcelona captain Xavi Hernandez said that Pep Guardiola is a big fan of Dele Alli and that he expects Manchester City to make a move for the super talented youngster this summer, words that Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino didn’t exactly… appreciate.
Xavi is in a period where he loves to talk. He is working for Manchester City, maybe
the Argentine manager said in a Press conference ahead of their game against Crystal Palace, smiling, and obviously in a humourous mood.
He is playing in Qatar and he was a Barcelona player, he’s my enemy. He tried to destroy our focus to win because he hates me. He’s Barcelona, a player, a fan, you know
Pochettino also said, still in a rather humourous mood. He then went on to remember and remind everyone of a penalty Xavi won, years ago, while today’s Tottenham manager still played for Espanyol.
I remember the game when Xavi fell down, it wasn’t a penalty, but the referee awarded it. Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored the penalty and Barcelona won the game. Xavi fell and said ‘penalty!’ and it was given. On the replays, it was very funny because nobody touched him
Pochettino said, as if trying to… discredit Xavi even further.