English Premiership

Pochettino upbeat despite poor run

2019-10-18 11:02
Mauricio Pochettino
Mauricio Pochettino (Getty Images)

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 against Liverpool.

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 said.

"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 Saturday.

 

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Saturday, 23 November 2019
West Ham United v Tottenham Hotspur, London Stadium 14:30
Arsenal v Southampton, Emirates Stadium 17:00
Everton v Norwich City, Goodison Park 17:00
Crystal Palace v Liverpool, Selhurst Park 17:00
Brighton & Hove Albion v Leicester City, The American Express Community Stadium 17:00
Watford v Burnley, Vicarage Road 17:00
AFC Bournemouth v Wolverhampton Wanderers, Vitality Stadium 17:00
Manchester City v Chelsea, Etihad Stadium 19:30
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Sheffield United v Manchester United, Bramall Lane 18:30
Monday, 25 November 2019
Aston Villa v Newcastle United, Villa Park 22:00
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