Real Madrid reject Mauricio Pochettino's claims

Champions League By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 24/05/2019

Real Madrid has refuted Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino’s claims that they denied his team permission to stay in their training ground ahead of the Champions League final against Liverpool.

Real Madrid released a statement claiming they are surprised at Pochettino’s claim.

A statement from the La Liga club said: "Real Madrid is surprised by the demonstrations 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 Ciudad Real Madrid on the occasion of the final of the Champions League.

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"Real Madrid wants to make it clear that it is outright false that this request was produced. Our club has always shown its absolute availability to meet all the requests made by UEFA, the Royal Spanish Football Federation, Atletico Madrid, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur."

Spurs is set to use the training complex at Valdebebas in the build-up to the match against Liverpool in the Spanish city on June 1.