Mauricio Pochettino has made a public dig at the egos possessed by the Arsenal squad after the Gunners beat his Tottenham Hotspur side 4-2 in the North London derby at the weekend, TEAMtalk reports.
Arsenal players posted several dressing-room celebration photos and videos to social media after the weekend’s victory over their rivals, and Pochettino has moved to condemn such exuberant celebrations.
The Gunners are on an astounding run of 19 games unbeaten in all competitions with new boss Unai Emery seeming to have brought the best out of his side.
However, despite the incredible run and derby win, Pochettino believes that such celebrations should be left for trophy wins and that they only portray high egos.
Obviously if you win a trophy like I did when I was a player, it is time to celebrate.
Of course, show the fans you are happy, it’s fantastic, but when you win something special. I accept people need it. It is how you feed your ego and I accept it is a new world.
But I am of the older generation and, personally, I don’t like them. This is my mentality. I accept new technology but I try to keep a bit of that away.
I love to celebrate the things with your team-mates but I love to celebrate in private and not make it public.