Mauricio Pochettino isn’t being criticised enough for Tottenham’s poor run of form, according to former Coventry striker Micky Quinn.
We have suffered a drop of form in recent weeks and we now sit 16 points behind leaders Manchester City in the Premier League title race.
Tuesdays defeat at Leicester saw us drop to seventh place, surely ending our hopes of the league title following back-to-back second-placed finishes
The article adds that Toby Alderweireld has been a huge loss but in truth the whole team have been underperforming in recent games, it adds that Mauricio accused his side of failing to compete with the Foxes in their mid-week game – our third consecutive away defeat.
And Quinn, speaking on talkSPORT, believes more scrutiny should be aimed at Pochettino after another slip in the young, hungry team’s quest for silverware.
“Pochettinho is getting away with it at the moment – he hasn’t been criticised for his team, he hasn’t been criticised for his management skills at this moment in time,” the Sports Breakfast co-host said.
“Tottenham are 16 points behind Manchester city, and we’re not even into December yet.
“I’m afraid their title hopes are gone and that’s the first time I’ve heard him out the players – that they aren’t aggressive enough and they’re not competing.
Quinn added “On the back of finishing second last year, where they not title challengers this season? They’re not even in the top four now!
He continued: “Pochettinho is regarded as a good coach, we’ve got a lot of respect for him and he’s brought a lot of English players through at Southampton and Spurs, but he has to win something this season to back up [his reputation].
“They’re something I can’t put my finger on with Spurs, and Poch has got to take responsibility. They’re just so far behind Man City!
“I thought they were genuine title challengers this season, seriously I did, because their young talent they’ve got there – Harry Kane, Dele Alli – and they’re progressing all the time.
Quinn concluded “But to me they look like they’ve gone backwards the last two games, Seventh is not good enough for Spurs fans, and they’re a bit quiet at the moment too.”
So is Quinn asking the difficult question. Does Pochettino deserve some flak for our form? Let us know your thoughts
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