Pochettino, Trippier, misinterpretation and a new phone number
Premier League Confusion at Tottenham
The right-back had discussed his move to Atletico Madrid while on England duty and his statements hit the headlines in the UK.
“It’s disappointing, I gave everything for the club and I wanted to stay,” he said, according to Sky Sports.
“I had another couple of years left, but everything happens for a reason.
“Tottenham got rid of me at the wrong time, but I struggled with injuries.
“I could have come back fit and fresh, but they made the decision and now I’m at Atletico.”
Now, at his press conference ahead of Saturday’s clash with Crystal Palace, Pochettino has discussed a message sent by the player, who seemingly wished to clarify his statements.
“On Wednesday, when Harry Kane arrived back he said to me ‘did you get Kieran‘s text?'” the Spurs coach explained.
“I said ‘no’, because I changed my number.
“Maybe it was because he doesn’t have the new number.
“He believed his words were twisted, I don’t know anything more.
“He translated this message to me through Harry Kane.
“He wanted to tell me.
“But I’ve got no problem with Kieran.”