Published: Sat, March 02, 2019
Sport | By Patty Hardy

Pochettino apologises to Mike Dean as he accepts FA charge

Pochettino apologises to Mike Dean as he accepts FA charge

'If I'm Harry Kane and Dele Alli and my manager says we're five, 10 years away from winning a trophy, I'm on the phone to my agent, ' said Cole.

The 46-year-old regained his composure later, admitting on Tuesday he will accept any punishment before apologising to Dean.

Dean was scheduled to be on the touchline for the London Derby but the decision to remove him comes after Mauricio Pochettino's heated confrontation with him after Spurs' loss to Burnley this weekend.

"All that happened on the pitch I think must [stay] there", he said.

"We showed Saturday that we are a good team yes, we have good quality yes, but it's not enough to win a title like the Premier League and that is the reality".

For those of you who do not know what we are talking about then it is Mike Dean who has been removed from the Chelsea vs Spurs game.

"For me, it's not important, I don't take it personally".

The goal effectively ended the game as a contest and while Sarri would have been left encouraged by a second successive strong showing from his players, Mauricio Pochettino will acknowledge that his team have work to do just to stay in the top four.

"All that happens on the pitch, I never translate for outside".

He added: 'I was so frustrated after the game, so disappointed with the result. When your heart rate is so high you need to be careful how you take words.

"Only they can win the league - we must fight to win games and to be fair".

He has until 6pm on Thursday to respond, so is nearly certain to be in the dugout for Wednesday's clash with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge - a fixture from which Dean was removed from fourth-official duty on Monday.

"After Burnley I said it was hard, and tonight makes it impossible to fight Man City and Liverpool". "It's hard to move on but we need to, we have to and we need to think about Chelsea".

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