Matt Le Tissier claims there's a potential problem with Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino's management style

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Southampton legend Matt Le Tissier is worried for Tottenham Hotspur if they do start to lose form.

Matt Le Tissier has told Sky Sports’ Soccer Saturday that Mauricio Pochettino’s management style means that Tottenham Hotspur could have a problem if they suffer a dip in form.

Pochettino is known to be a man-manager, a coach who enjoys talking to his players and building up a rapport with his squad.

Le Tissier argues that this can cause an issue if Tottenham start losing matches, though, as it may mean that the Argentine struggles to make tough decisions.

“The players at Southampton all got on really well with him,” Le Tissier explained. “That’s the style he chooses – to get quite close to his players.

“When things are going well that’s a great thing to do, but when things are going not so well and he has to make some difficult decisions with players who aren’t playing well - that makes his job a lot more difficult.”

So far this season, Pochettino has had no concerns about having to drop too many players, as Spurs’ form has been so good.

The Lilywhites have gone unbeaten through their last 10 Premier League matches, leaving them lurking just outside the Championship League qualification places in the top-flight standings.

Spurs have also made good progress in the Europa League, and after beating Anderlecht on Thursday evening they are in a strong position to make it out of their group.

Tottenham’s confidence is visibly high at the moment, but they will be keen to maintain their momentum by beating arch-rivals Arsenal in the North London derby at the weekend.

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