Tottenham’s Mauricio Pochettino wants fellow Premier League managers to show respect by not talking about his club.
Chelsea’s Antonio Conte and Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho have both spoken about Tottenham this week.
Conte said Spurs’ expectations were not as high as elsewhere, while Mourinho believes Pochettino has had a good summer having sold only Kyle Walker.
“I am not a manager who likes to speak about another club, another manager,” said Pochettino.
“I like to show respect. I expect the same from the people who compete with us.”
Tottenham have not won the league title since 1961, with their last major trophy being the League Cup in 2008.
This summer, they are still to buy a player while Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United have each spent in excess of £100m.
Pochettino said: “For different clubs who have spent a lot of money, the expectation and pressure is massive. For us it is the same. It is our own pressure and ambition.”