Pochettino compares Spurs’ poor form to Man United, Chelsea, among others

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Mauricio Pochettino

Tottenham Hotspur boss, Mauricio Pochettino, has compared Tottenham’s current dark days to situations at various other clubs, including Borussia Dortmund, Manchester United, Chelsea, and River Plate.

The Argentine claims that many clubs go through these tough periods and come through the other side as winners and champions, something he hopes to achieve with Spurs.

Poch argues that the most important thing is to stay calm and work as a team to rebuild Tottenham’s confidence.

This comes after the first-team has won just three games from the last 12 this season, following on from a disappointing end to the 2018/19 campaign too.

The confidence in the team has taken a big hit since the heavy defeats to Bayern Munich in the Champions League (7-2) and Brighton in the Premier League (3-0). Poch also names the Leicester City defeat as a tough moment.

However, Spurs will look to turn their form around at home tomorrow night as they take on Red Star Belgrade in the Champions League.

Poch said (Football London): “Yes but problems arrive and arrive. Look, on Leicester, 1-0 playing so well. Look what happened. VAR decision, should be 2-0, it is 1-0 and changed the momentum of the game and we lose the game.

“Today 3 points more and we are closer to.. and change the perception of everyone or the action that has happened. You need some luck. When it goes against you, it is important to stay strong and the experience when you see different clubs.

“I remember Dortmund on the bottom with Klopp and after Klopp wins the Champions League with Liverpool. These periods happen. Chelsea, United and different clubs… River Plate were on the bottom and got to the championship. Now they are winning everything. Most important to stay calm and provide calm to the team.

“You drop a little bit in confidence but it is most important to build our confidence as soon as possible. Our capacity must be important to stay strong with our principles.”

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