Mauricio Pochettino labels two-game touchline ban ‘completely unfair’

Mauricio Pochettino isn’t happy in the slightest

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has hit out at the FA by labelling their decision to hand him a two-game touchline ban ‘completely unfair’.

The Spurs boss angrily confronted referee Mike Dean following Tottenham’s loss to Burnley last month.

The Argentine later apologised for his actions and explained that he expects and would accept an FA charge.

However, his stance has since changed after the FA decided to hand him a two-game touchline ban.

That ban could see Pochettino sat in the stands for games against former team Southampton and fellow title challengers Liverpool.

Now, Pochettino has labelled his ban ‘completely unfair’.

Mauricio Pochettino

BURNLEY, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 23: Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur confronts refere Mike Dean following the Premier League match between Burnley FC and Tottenham Hotspur at Turf Moor on February 23, 2019 in Burnley, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

“What can I do now? Nothing, I have to see the reasons”

The Tottenham boss went on a lengthy rant about his ban in a press conference today.

Not only did he reveal he is ‘a little bit in shock’, he explained that he’s ‘sad and disappointed with the punishment’.

“I am a little bit in shock because I think it is completely unfair,” he explained, as quoted by the Mirror.

“What can I do now? Nothing. I have to see the reasons.

“They have announced I have been banned for two games. Need to see reasons. Letter has still not arrived. I am banned for two games but I don’t know the reason yet.

“I know in my mind it wasn’t a big deal and of course it wasn’t the best way to complain and talk with the referee. But I never expected this sort of situation which for me is not fair. Now I need to think and see the reason why.

“We are waiting for the letter form the FA but it has still not arrived. I am curious to see why they decided to do what they do. For me, a two-game ban is unfair.

“It is the first time here that I am completely right in my behaviour but I think it is too much. I feel sad and disappointed with the punishment. Of course I have to wait and see what they put in the letter and why they ban me for two games.”

 

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