Tottenham Hotspur have responded to a German journalist’s provocative behavior in no uncertain terms.
The Daily Hotspur, a Tottenham publication, cited a report by German outlet Bild on Wednesday (July 23) that said, “Tottenham have revoked Max Schroeder’s press pass to cover the club’s pre-season in Thailand”. In response, Bild wrote, “Tottenham prevented Schroeder from reporting further. Is it because of the jerseys?”
An emotional battle ensued between Spurs and the German journalist. The incident occurred during Spurs manager Enze Postecoglou’s press conference in Bangkok ahead of a friendly against Leicester City.
Schroeder, who was in attendance, used Harry Kane, who is being linked with a move to Bayern Munich, to provoke Spurs. He emblazoned Kane’s name on a Bayern Munich jersey and wore it to the press conference. The intention was to embarrass Spurs. 메이저사이트
Postecoglou didn’t take too kindly to the move, telling Bild: “Are you having fun? We’ve come a long way with this. Thank you,” he sarcastically said. “I think Tottenham are in a big position because they want to make fake jerseys,” he responded.
Tottenham blocked further questions from a German journalist who acted out of character. They also reportedly barred him from further interviews. Spurs played hardball, but the water had already been spilled. Postecoglou’s blunt response to other questions about whether his feelings were hurt led to an uncomfortable press conference. Bild, in his excitement, continued to play the mind games, accusing Spurs of being emotional.
Kane has been heavily linked with a move to Bayern Munich all summer. It’s been a long-running saga of Kane wanting to leave Tottenham to win trophies, Bayern Munich wanting him, and Tottenham denying any transfer. Bayern Munich have upped the ante with two official offers, but Tottenham want at least £100 million. Even then, it’s unclear if Tottenham would be willing to agree.
Bayern Munich continue to emphasize that they will make a bigger offer, and the aggression of German journalists continues to get on Tottenham’s nerves. The question of whether Tottenham will accept a move for Kane is becoming more and more pressing.