Ex-Spurs boss says Poch won’t be sacked – and squad quality is close to Liverpool and City

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur boss, Mauricio Pochettino, has undoubtedly had much success in the capital with the Lilywhites, but he is perhaps currently in his darkest period so far.

Despite reaching the Champions League Final just a few months ago in June, the Spurs squad looks to be in tatters at the moment, with just three wins in the past eleven.

Spurs have been knocked out of the Carabao Cup by League 2 side Colchester, as well as being joint bottom of their group in the Champions League after a 7-2 loss to Bayern Munich.

In the Premier League, Spurs have three wins from eight, already losing out to Newcastle United, Leicester City, and Brighton.

However, Harry Redknapp does not believe that Pochettino will be sacked due to the poor form, but he does think that the Argentine needs to now get into the heads of his players.

Redknapp added that he believes there is not a lot between the current Spurs squad and those of Liverpool and Man City.

As someone who knows what it is like to be sacked by Levy, Redknapp had this to say on whether Poch will suffer the same fate (Daily Mail): “Yeah, absolutely, that is not going to happen.

“I don’t know if they’ve overachieved. They should be finishing in the top three with that squad, that’s where they should be, there’s no doubt about that in my opinion.

“But to get to a Champions League final was great for them. It was great to see them reach the final.

“At the start of the year, I really thought Spurs would push Man City and Liverpool a lot, lot closer. Tottenham have got a great team, with Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Son – I thought this could be their year.

“But it’s been a disappointing start for them for sure and they need to turn it around quickly, but I still think they’ll finish third.

“But they’ve got the best stadium in the country, the best training ground. It’s all in place.

“They’ve got a great group of players. It’s some squad, if you go through it, I don’t care what anybody says I don’t think there’s a lot between that squad and Liverpool’s and Man City’s squad, I really don’t.

“You’re as good as your players. Graham Taylor once said ‘your manager is never as good as you think he is and he’s never as bad as you think he is, he’s somewhere in-between’ and that is football management.

“If you put Pochettino, or you put Pep [Guardiola] or [Jurgen] Klopp and let them go and manage Brighton or manage Norwich or Sheffield United, they’re not gonna go and put them in the top six, it doesn’t work that way.

“It’s about the players. He [Pochettino] has got the good players but at the moment there have been hiccups – one of two of them are not playing to their real potential or as good as they can.

“It’s his [Pochettino’s] job now – it’s not about coaching or getting on the training pitch with systems and that – it’s about getting in their heads and convincing them how good they are again and getting a good spirit and atmosphere around the place and start winning some matches.”

Spurs Web Opinion:

I completely with Harry here. Poch will not be sacked and this Tottenham squad should be finishing in a close third place in the Premier League, as well as pushing for the FA Cup. However, before any of that happens, Poch needs to sort out whatever problems there are inside his squad.

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