Mauricio Pochettino remained coy about the growing unrest among Tottenham Hotspur players.
The Argentine manager’s position has come under threat after a poor start to the 2019/20 campaign. Spurs got humiliated by Bayern Munich 7-2 and also by Brighton & Hove Albion 3-0 prior to the international break.
Reports claimed that Tottenham players were unhappy with Pochettino’s methods but the former Southampton boss said, “When last week, you receive a text from the player inviting you and the coaching staff for a dinner only two things can happen.
“Because they want to say goodbye. Or because they feel that they love you and they want to show that they are with you. And I think it’s the second. They are not about to say goodbye to me. To say goodbye to me, say goodbye here. Not inviting me to dinner.”
Pochettino is not too worried about Christian Eriksen’s future or about any arrivals in January. He continued, “I never was keen on January and I will not change now because it is a tough period or tough few games, I’m not going to change the way I think or see things.
“We are not going to force anything because we believe the squad is a decent squad. Now we need to be strong our decision was right, because we are suffering a storm now we cannot now change quick. Now it’s the time to be responsible. First me and then the players, everyone. My opinion, the way I love to work, is that when you take decisions in the summer and then you need to be responsible and then you need to find the way to make that work.
“For me, that’s it. I am not talking about January with anyone. I told the players, for me, January is too far away. Because they know me, after five and a half years, that all the rumours and all the opinion, of course we need to respect all and we respect all, but what is going to happen sometimes is the complete opposite that people are saying.”
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