Tottenham boss slams rivals for being unprofessional

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Many Premier League managers have spoken openly about their desire to see Leicester City win the league this year.

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has sensationally labelled rival Premier League players and managers as 'unprofessional' for openly offering their support for Leicester City in the title race, as reported by Sky Sports:

"Maybe in the next few meetings of the Premier League, the managers and also the staff, we need to say that in future we must be careful with all these comments in public. In football, our responsibility is to be professional. When you are professional, you do not give your personal opinion."

Spurs relinquished the title after losing a two goal lead at Stamford Bridge on Monday night, and are now entrenched in a battle to hold on to second spot, with fierce rivals Arsenal breathing down their necks.

They face Southampton at home tomorrow before a trip to St James' Park to take on Newcastle United on the final day of the season, and because of their superior goal difference, it is highly likely that one victory is all they will need to secure second place.

Pochettino explained how, when you work within the game, you should not be offering your personal opinion on other clubs as if you were a fan:

"If I support Tottenham and we play against some team which fights for the title, or to survive, then I can't give my opinion like a supporter. I need to give my opinion like a professional. It's always dangerous when something happens like that. Maybe in the last few weeks or months, we know the football people maybe don't behave like professionals, we need to be careful."

The Argentine's comments were in response to remarks made by the likes of Tony Pulis, who stated that he would love to see Leicester win the league, just before his West Bromwich Albion side came back to draw at White Hart Lane.

There were also the comments from Cesc Fabregas and Eden Hazard, who stated they will do everything in their power to stop Spurs from winning the league.

Even though Tottenham didn't manage to usurp the Foxes and win the league, this season must surely still be chalked up as a successful one.

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