Former Tottenham Hotspur defender Pascal Chimbonda has said that Mauricio Pochettino is not to blame for the club’s poor run of form.
Chimbonda has instead pointed the finger in the direction of chairman Daniel Levy who he believes should take accountability for his lack of investment in the playing squad.
The 40-year-old highlighted that Pochettino is short of options in certain positions on the field and as a result, things have become stale.
The former right-back also claimed that some of the players ‘heads have gone’ which is proving to be the issue at the club.
Three players, Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen and Christian Eriksen who have been key to Tottenham’s progression under Pochettino are out of contract this summer and face an uncertain future at the club.
He told Gambling.com: “It’s been pretty much the same team for two years in a row, and if you want to be a big team, you have to buy players and keep your squad fresh.
“I don’t think they should change the manager. I think some players’ heads have gone and the manager has no alternative options, and that’s what’s causing problems in the Spurs team.
“Sometimes Pochettino only has one player available in a certain position, and that’s not necessarily his fault. Things have become stale because of the lack of options.”
With Spurs facing Red Star Belgrade this evening in a crucial Champions League fixture in North London, defeat for Tottenham would not result in Pochettino’s dismissal, Chimbonda stressed.
He added: “You never know in football. Things can happen at any time and managers can leave in an instant, but I don’t think Daniel Levy would take that decision right now.
“Even if they get a bad result in the Champions League on Tuesday, I don’t think anything will happen, I think he’ll wait until closer to January to see if things have improved and, if not, then maybe he’ll consider his options.”
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