MAURICIO POCHETTINO says he’s “shocked” by his two-match touchline ban and branded it “utterly unfair”.
The Tottenham boss was punished by the FA for his on-the-field confrontation with ref Mike Dean on the finish of their 2-1 defeat at Burnley final month.
Pochettino, who was additionally fined £10,000, should watch Saturday’s conflict at former membership Southampton and the journey to high 4 rivals Liverpool on March 31 from the stands.
Talking for the primary time because the ban was introduced, Poch stated at his press convention at this time: “I’m a bit of bit in shock as a result of it’s utterly unfair.
“However what can I do? Nothing.
“They announce I’ve been banned for 2 video games however we nonetheless don’t know the rationale why as a result of the letter has not arrived.
“I’m banned from the touchline however I don’t know why… but.”
I’m a bit of bit in shock as a result of it’s utterly unfair.
Pochettino later apologised for the bust-up and stated he would settle for the punishment.
However he thought he would solely obtain a one-match ban.
He stated: “In my thoughts, it wasn’t an enormous deal. In fact, it wasn’t the easiest way to speak or complain to the ref. However I by no means anticipated this case which I believe is unfair.”
Requested if he’ll attraction in opposition to the second match, he stated: “I must suppose, to see the rationale why and see what occurs.
“We have now been ready since Wednesday for the letter from the FA but it surely has nonetheless not arrived.
“I’m curious to see why they selected to do what they do.”
Poch revealed: “The foundations say I should be within the administrators’ field. I hope it’s place.
“It’s going to be a brand new expertise.”
Higher information for Pochettino is Dele Alli is ready to be out there to face the Saints after recovering from a hamstring harm.