Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino addressed the media yesterday, after his side's hard-fought 2-1 win away at Newcastle, and shared what he told his players in the build up to the game at St James' Park, as quoted by Football.London.
Spurs are under real pressure to produce the goods this season, having not won a major trophy since their League Cup triumph way back in 2008, but they will really be up against it, having not spent a single penny this summer.
It was the first time that a top flight club have not brought in a new signing in the summer transfer window since it was introduced in 2003, and Tottenham fans were left feeling shocked and frustrated.
The Lilywhites looked somewhere near their best yesterday, however, as they battled hard to eventually earn a 2-1 victory against Newcastle, and Pochettino shared the message that he gave his players before the game, as quoted by Football.London:
"I told them yesterday for me it's like we start from zero. I asked them with the possibility that they are going to have they need to trust. All the players who want to stay in Tottenham they need to show their commitment and their commitment until the end is not one week, two weeks, one month. If they choose to stay in Tottenham the rules are so clear. The manager decides who plays, names or no names, who deserves is going to be on the pitch."
Next up for Tottenham is a home game against big spending Fulham on Saturday, and Pochettino will be hoping that his players have reached their physical peak by that time.