Real Madrid blast Pochettino over training ground 'lies'
Real Madrid have hit out at Tottenham Hotspurs manager Mauricio Pochettino after he allegedly said they had been denied the chance to use the team's grounds ahead of the Champions League final.
Spurs will use the Valdebebas training complex for their preparations before clashing with Liverpool in the finals on June 1st, after they were allegedly denied the chance to stay at training ground's hotel.
These claims clearly angered Madrid President Florentino Perez, who issued a statement on Friday saying they have been 'surprised' by Pochettino's comments.
“Real Madrid CF is surprised by the comments made by the coach of Tottenham Hotspur, Mauricio Pochettino, about a supposed request made to our club so that his team could stay in the residence of the Real Madrid City on the occasion of the final of the Champions League.
“Real Madrid CF wants to make it clear that it is outright false that this request was made. Our club has always shown its absolute availability to meet all the requests made by Uefa, the Royal Spanish Football Federation, Club Atlético de Madrid, Liverpool FC and Tottenham Hotspur,"
This latest development might affect the relationship between Pochettino and the Madrid hierarchy, which has been said to be considering him for the club's top job in future.
The final of the Champions League will be played at Atletico Madrid's Wendo Metropolitano Stadium, as the two English sides battle for Europe's biggest club title.