After a disappointing start to the new campaign, Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino reportedly wants chairman Daniel Levy to sell five senior players as part of his overhaul of the squad (Football Insider).
It is clear to see that the Spurs squad remains unsettled from the European transfer window (Sky Sports), and there have been no signs of an improvement on the field.
After Tuesday night’s unacceptable defeat to Colchester United in the Carabao Cup, Pochettino said (Football365): “When you have an unsettled squad always it’s difficult and you lose time and then you need time to recover the time you lose.
“That’s where we are. Maybe our performances are good but you need this extra, which is mental, connection, it’s energy to be all together, not to have different agendas in the squad”
The manager wants Tottenham to part company with Christian Eriksen and Toby Alderweireld along with three other senior players, Danny Rose, Jan Vertonghen and Victor Wanyama.
Before the new season, Pochettino warned fans of a painful rebuild (Evening Standard) which hasn’t exactly gone to plan.
The Spurs Web Opinion
Tottenham Hotspur’s form has been woeful for the entirety of 2019, barring the Champions League miracle run.
It was clear some players’ heads were no longer at the club, and those individuals, such as Christian Eriksen, had to be sold.
The squad has become a bit stale, and there’s much more rebuilding to do in the next few transfer windows. It is the end of the road for at least five or six players, and once they are offloaded and replaced with quality, Spurs can enter a new phase with a more positive vibe around the club.
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