Cape Town - Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino
insists his players are united and pulling in the same direction despite
a worrying run of results.
Spurs' torrid start to the campaign, where they have won just three
games, has been dogged by reports of dressing room unrest and players
unhappy at the Argentinian's methods.
That is despite those same methods taking the side to the Champions
League final last season, only to just fall short in the showpiece event
Amid the reports of unrest, former Southampton manager Pochettino and
his coaching staff were sent an invitation for a team dinner next week
from an unnamed player on a group WhatsApp chat.
Pochettino insists that shows the group is united and committed to
the cause as they look to get their season back on track quickly.
"When last week, you receive a text from the player inviting you and
the coaching staff for a dinner only two things can happen," Pochettino
"Because they want to say goodbye. Or because they feel that they love you and they want to show that they are with you.
"And I think it's the second. They are not about to say goodbye to
me. To say goodbye to me, say goodbye here. Not inviting me to dinner."
Pochettino's insistence that his squad are all together, despite the
turbulent "storm" they are having to ride out, has made him believe a
January transfer window spending spree is not necessary.
The Argentinian has been desperate to refresh his squad for a number
of years but the most recent attempt fell flat on its face in the
summer, with so many of his players not leaving.
Pochettino has never been keen on big changes in mid-season and says the current situation is not going to change his thinking.
For now, Pochettino must find solutions within the current ranks as
his side prepares to host Watford at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on