It was only in June that Tottenham were competing in the final of the Champions League. Fast forward four months, and the mood around the club has changed dramatically after being battered 7-2 in their own backyard by Bayern Munich.
Tottenham already had their fair share of critics going into the game, owing to their poor start to the season, but that thrashing has now taken the negativity around the club to a whole other level.
However, Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has insisted that the result has done little to change his view as he had always expected this season to be a transitional one for the squad.
Speaking in the post match press conference, the Argentine told Football.London, “But I told you many weeks, months ago that it was going to be a tough season.
“For me, after the Champions League final it was a chapter closed and now the club is in a period that it needs to open another chapter and design a project for the medium and long term.
“It’s like I always told you, not because of this defeat is going to change my opinion.”
The Spurs manager also spoke of the importance of not hiding from the situation and showing the character to bounce back from the disaster.
Pochettino added, “This type of situation happens and you need to show your quality like a man first, before facing it like a professional, because this type of situation is when you need to put your quality and how you are strong like a person to face this type of situation then afterwards comes the professional side.
“But now we need to be men and face this problem and stand altogether and bounce back and change those feelings.”
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In fairness to Pochettino, his comments from the start of the season indicate that he did see this problem coming. As much as the result hurts, I believe the Argentine is still the right man to turn things around and expect the team to bounce back from this. Hopefully, this result will serve as a massive wake up call to the players and coaching staff to get their house in order.
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