Report: Some Spurs players not happy with Pochettino’s recent tactics

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Dom Le Roy

The fallout from Tottenham’s historic thrashing at the hands of Bayern Munich is still continuing to unfold.

Mauricio Pochettino insisted in the press conference after the game that he didn’t say anything to his players after the final whistle as he felt the wounds were still fresh (Football.London).

However, it was reported that the Spurs players spent a long time inside the dressing room after the final whistle holding their own internal inquest (Evening Standard).

Now, ESPN FC claims that a source close to the club has revealed that tensions are running high between senior players in the squad.

Further, it is alleged that many players are unhappy with Pochettino’s tactics, specifically the diamond he prefers to play in midfield.

The Argentine has preferred to set up in a diamond on many occasions from the beginning of last season as the formation enables Son Heung-Min and Harry Kane to both play upfront but on recent evidence, the formation does leave the midfield a little more exposed.

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It is hard to tell if there is any truth to these claims or if ESPN FC have just based this on Moussa Sissoko’s recent admission that the players get tired too quickly while playing in a diamond. Either way, Pochettino has proved that he is flexible with respect to how he sets the team up and so he might be willing to reconsider his tactical approach after the disaster against Bayern Munich.

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