Champions League final: Real Madrid blast Pochettino over refusal to use stadium

Champions League final: Real Madrid blast Pochettino over refusal to use stadium

- Champions League final clash between Liverpool and Tottenham is set for Madrid on June 1

- Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino claims Real Madrid are denying his side access to their stadium

- Los Blancos have now fired back saying the Argentine lied about his claims

Real Madrid have reportedly lashed out at Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino over his claims that his side were denied access to the stadium.

Spurs battle Liverpool in their first ever Champions League final at the Santiago Bernabeu on June 1 as they hope to lift their first European title this season.

The north Londoners are expected to use the Valdebebas training complex for preparations towards their crunch clash against fellow Premier League side at Wanda Metropolitano stadium.

Pochettino said his bid to stay at the training ground’s hotel – which is used by Los Blancos during regular league season was denied by the club.

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SunSport quoting El Partidazo de COPE reported that Spurs boss said: "We asked but Florentino wouldn't let us. He'd say, 'the day you coach Madrid is the day you can sleep there'."

A report which has generated spontaneous response from the defending champions - dismissing Argentine's accusations as "completely false".

A statement read: “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 wants to make it clear it is completely false this request occurred.

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"All requests have referred only to the use of the training pitches and changing rooms. And all of them have been granted by our club."

Reports from Spurs reveals that the north London side will depart England on Wednesday and will train at Valdebebas for the next two days before the match facing Liverpool on June 1. earlier reported that Mauricio Pochettino is yearning to quit Premier League side Tottenham for Serie A champions Juventus this summer.

According to UK Sun report, Pochettino’s cousin revealed that the Argentine tactician “desires” the Juventus managerial job after Max Allegri’s exit at the end of the 2018-19 campaign.

At the last count, different managers have been linked to take charge of the Old Lady’s this summer, with ex-Chelsea boss Antonio Conte reportedly snubbing a return to his former employers citing a deal with Inter Milan. ( -> We have updated to serve you better

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