Mauricio Pochettino, has revealed that his side have lost confidence of late after some poor form across all competitions.
Some expected Spurs to kick on this season after reaching the Champions League Final in June and breaking their transfer record on Tanguy Ndombele.
However, the Lilywhites have just three wins out of eleven from the new season, with some embarrassing losses along the way for Poch and his players.
A 7-2 drubbing at the hands of Bayern Munich, a 3-0 defeat to Brighton, getting knocked out of the League Cup by Colchester United… the list goes on.
However, despite the poor form, it appears that Pochettino is keen to put an arm around his players, rather than laying into them.
The Argentine claims that telling a player they have ‘done s***’ is not the best way to help them in the long-run.
Instead, the Spurs gaffer has spoken about working as a team, winning trust, and forgetting the mistakes.
At a speech in Qatar this week, Poch said (Daily Mail): “The team has lost confidence after two goals against.
“We have to work to win that trust again. We talk to the players. We tell them that we have lost by mistakes, but we must try to forget them.
“The best way to help the player is not telling him that he has done s***. You can’t hide. You have to share the responsibility.
“We at Tottenham work as a team. After two big defeats like the ones we have suffered, we have to think about the future.
“You have to recover the emotional level. When you are on the top, you feel you must respond to dignity.
“Football is born in the heart. Our responsibility is to be guardians of this, make sure you don’t forget.
“You have to help the players to motivate themselves. But how can you motivate yourself after the Champions League? I say: ‘Are we professionals? Or not?'”
Spurs Web Opinion:
I’m not sure whether it matters if Poch lays into the players or not, as I’m sure they are being reminded of their shortcomings by fans enough on social media. However, the gaffer is right, the only way Spurs make it through the other side is as a team.
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