Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino has seen his side get off to a very poor start to the season this campaign.
Pochettino’s side have made a concerning start to the new campaign, and Tottenham’s defeat to Colchester United saw their issues come to a head.
Pochettino said after the game that Tottenham’s players had ‘different agendas’ and that was making things difficult.
But the Spurs boss has now gone on to clarify those comments.
And he insists that Tottenham’s players are now all pulling together, after what was a difficult transfer window.
“When I spoke about ‘different agendas’ [on Tuesday], I meant that until the [closure of the European] transfer window, until [the match against Crystal] Palace, there were different circumstances, personal circumstances, individual circumstances, that’s obvious,” he said.
“We spoke to the players, and they said, ‘okay, it’s the same as last season, from now we start again.’
“And I meant that on Tuesday, the competition already was on, the energy and time you spend on those situations, rather than being purely focused on training and matches. You need to reverse that time, and use that time to fix it, and move on.”
Tottenham saw a whole host of players linked with the exit door over the summer, which did make things difficult for them.
The likes of Toby Alderweireld, Christian Eriksen, Danny Rose, Jan Vertonghen and Serge Aurier were all closely linked with moves away from Tottenham but they have ended up staying at Hotspur Way.
Spurs have won just twice in their last eight games this campaign, which leaves them falling well short of expectations.
But there has been glimpses of the quality that this Tottenham squad still possess, and their last home victory over Crystal Palace was highly impressive, as they raced into a 4-0 lead in the first-half.
Spurs will hope for another performance like that when they take on Southampton tomorrow, with the pressure on Pochettino’s men to get the three points.