Raymond Verheijen blasts Pochettino's methods on Twitter, claims Spurs' slump was predictable

Raymond Verheijen has slammed Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino.

Tottenham Hotspur were thrashed 5-1 by Newcastle United on Sunday afternoon - and manager Mauricio Pochettino has been slammed by fitness coach Raymond Verheijen.

Spurs went to St. James' Park needed just one point to guarantee a finish above North London rivals Arsenal for the first time since 1995, but collapsed with a 5-1 defeat - and Arsenal's 4-0 win over Aston Villa means that Arsene Wenger's men lead the way in North London for a 21st straight year.

To go from challenging Leicester City for the title to finishing behind Arsenal is a huge blow for Spurs, and their recent form has been worrying to say the least.

Just two points in the last four games and only four wins from the last ten games have seen Spurs slip to third, and much of the blame has been placed at the feet of manager Pochettino.

The Argentinian uses a high-tempo style with relentless pressing, and with Spurs players looking exhausted in recent games, some believe that Pochettino's methods need tweaking.

In fact, outspoken former Premier League fitness coach Raymond Verheijen - who worked with Chelsea and Manchester City - took to Twitter on Sunday evening to blast Pochettino, having criticised many Premier League managers in recent years.

The Dutchman claims that Spurs' poor end to the season was 'predictable', and stated that whilst Pochettino is a 'fantastic football teacher', his training methods mean that players can't last a full season, and this wasn't only a problem at Spurs, but also at his former club Southampton too.

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