Spurs player issues apology to supporters and Mauricio Pochettino

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur defender Ben Davies has taken it upon himself to issue an apology to Mauricio Pochettino and the club’s supporters.

The Welshman’s apology comes after Tottenham suffered a humiliating exit in the Carabao Cup third round at the hands of Colchester United.

The League Two outfit were the lowest-ranked side left in the competition and ground out a win against their Premier League opponents following a 4-3 penalty shootout.

Christian Eriksen and Lucas Moura both failed to find the back of the net from twelve yards which has once again limited the prospect of the club ending their eleven year wait for silverware.

With Tottenham already ten points behind leaders Liverpool in the Premier League, any hope of a Premier League title challenge already look to be over which realistically only leaves the FA Cup as a possible trophy to target given how competitive the Champions League is likely to be this season.

Davies was part of the side which lost to Colchester, with Pochettino making ten changes to the side which suffered a 2-1 defeat at Leicester on Saturday. 

The left-back admitted that the players failed to gel as a team against their lower league opponents.

Davies told the Evening Standard: “It’s horrible – it’s a trophy, a good chance to pick something up and we’ve let it slip at the first hurdle,”

“The manager didn’t need to say anything afterwards. In the dressing room, we were all as disappointed as him. We let him down, we let the club down.

“We weren’t terrible. We just didn’t seem to click, didn’t put anything together. We have to win these games. We have to show we’re a better side than this. It’s a tough feeling right now.

“We just have to apologise to the supporters, too. We let them down. They travel with us everywhere and they’re first-class. We need everyone behind us now to help us push on through this difficult time.”

He added when asked about the current poor run of form: “It’s difficult to put your finger on at the moment, there’s a lot of emotions flying around. It hurts a lot.

“No disrespect to Colchester, but we should be coming here, showing them we’re the better side and winning. We really need to look at ourselves and go again.

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  1. What has happened to the team we had last season? Could it be that the manager is covering his mistakes by blaming the players. Could it be Poccettino is uptight at not getting the players he wants? I think the problem stems from the very top,the purchase of players which is being done by Levy is too much orientated to getting as cheep as possible and now the people who we need to buy from are putting more obstacles and taking more time in completing a sale thus we end up without the player we need. Mr Levy get off your high horse and make the purchases as early as possible and as useful as possible, once the purchase is done then you can sell to your hearts content. WE are covered with the new players and as we go along the players that are surplus to requirement can carry on helping the team forward


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