Jürgen Klopp has accused Spurs of being “böttlers” ahead of their Champions League final showdown with Liverpool on June 1st in Madrid. Both teams overturned three goal deficits in unlikely semi-final victories that will live long in supporters’ memories.
“Spurs sometimes crumble,” Klopp told Soccer on Sunday. “I don’t know the english, but in Germany we would call them ‘Böttling Künts’. Böttling is the quality of buckling under expectations. And Künt means cunt. So Böttling Künts would loosely translate to something along the lines of ‘Bottling Cunts’ in english.”
“I will tell my boys to be patient in Madrid,” added the German. “Defend well, attack in the right moments and sooner or later Spurs will Spurs it. I’m pretty sure that’s why they call it Spursing? You know this word, yes? Spursing?”
Mauricio Pochettino has reacted angrily to Klopp’s comments.
“In Argentina we have a saying,” he told Soccer on Sunday. “Poto, Kettlo, Negro, which loosely translates as Saucepan, Kettle, Black. Jürgen calls us Böttling Künts, but the man has more silver than Captain Jack Sparrow.”
“And Jürgen does more Spursing than anyone,” added the Argentinian. “I haven’t seen anyone love choking as much since Michael Hutchence. But this is football. We move on.”