Duo make up after fall-out
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Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino admits he and Chelsea coach Steve Holland have apologised to each other following last season's clash.
The London rivals go head to head again on Saturday, in a re-match of the tempestuous 2-2 draw six months ago that ended Spurs' hopes of clinching the Premier League title and ensured Leicester would be crowned champions.
Chelsea players openly spoke about stopping Spurs from winning the league and the result was a bad-tempered match that saw 12 yellow cards handed out, including a Premier League record of nine for Tottenham, as well as numerous scuffles on the pitch and the touchline.
Holland had to be held back from jumping into one skirmish while Pochettino himself dived into the middle of a confrontation between Danny Rose and Willian.
The two coaches recently met to discuss Holland's role on Gareth Southgate's England backroom team and Pochettino says the pair made up.
"I think it was more apologising to each other," Pochettino said. "I think we all behaved badly in that moment because we believed something about them, they believed something about that, and in that moment there was too much stress.
"It was like: 'C'mon, we are football people and in the end it is about a battle on the pitch'. Sometimes we need to be a little bit more calm.
"That was a good conversation here at the training ground. I think we are football people and we can understand."