The Sun have claimed that some Tottenham players are unhappy about senior staff members jumping around in the dug-out during matches.
Tottenham’s new managing director of football, Fabio Paratici, and technical performance director, Steve Hitchen, have had seats on the bench for the team’s fixtures in the season.
Videos have been circulating on social media showing both Paratici and Hitchen getting quite animated during matches and even shouting at the officials.
The enthusiasm shown by the pair has been fairly well-received by Spurs fans on social media but if The Sun are to be beleived, that feeling is not reciprocated by the players.
The report claims that some players are ‘uncomfortable’ with the way in which Hitchen and Paratici are behaving.
It is explained that the pair are on the bench because the Premier League’s pandemic protocols require all players and staff in the ‘red zone’ testing pool to be seated together in designated areas.
However, it is alleged that the players have misgivings over the seating arrangement.
A source is quoted as saying: “It just doesn’t sit right with the players.
“The substitutes on the bench don’t feel they are able to speak freely among themselves with those guys sitting next to them.
“The players as a whole don’t like it when the two of them are on their feet shouting at the match officials or the team.”
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It is quite curious that the report does not even claim the source to be ‘close to the dressing room’ as is usually the case with reports like this.
That tells me that it is a secondary source potentially based on hearsay that The Sun have simply decided to run with it for clickbait purposes.
I doubt the club would be paying too much attention to this information and neither should the fans.
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