Real Madrid Slam Pochettino's Training Ground Claims

Real Madrid have issued an official statement slamming Mauricio Pochettino over claims his requests to use the club's training ground were rejected.

Spurs will be staying in the Spanish capital ahead of the Champions League final against Liverpool at Wanda Metropolitano on June 1.

The Argentine has been heavily linked with the top job at Santiago Bernabeu in recent months and he suggested Perez tried to offer him a compromise to suit both Madrid and Spurs.

“Real Madrid? I have no other goals if I am not training Tottenham; football takes you where you deserve," Pochettino told El Partidazo de Cope.

“Ahead of the final, we will train at Valdebebas and sleep in a nearby hotel.

“I asked Florentino to let us sleep in the sports centre, but he told me that I can only sleep there when I become the coach of Real Madrid.”

Madrid have moved quickly to respond to the 47-year-old's comments, posting a statement on their website dismissing his claims and insisting that the club follows UEFA regulations to the letter.

The statement reads: "Real Madrid CF 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 the Real Madrid City on the occasion of the final of the Champions League.   
"Real Madrid CF 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, Club AtlĂ©tico de Madrid, Liverpool FC and Tottenham Hotspur.  
"All requests submitted to Real Madrid have referred only and exclusively to the use of the training camps of the Ciudad Real Madrid and its changing rooms. And all of them have been granted by our club."

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