Mauricio Pochettino is enduring his most difficult period as Tottenham Hotspur manager.
Sam Allardyce believes he’s noticed that the Tottenham players have become comfortable and are beginning to think ‘it doesn’t matter what happens’ they’ll be getting picked on matchdays.
The former Premier League manager defended Pochettino and stated that the club are in a ‘dangerous’ moment because Pochettino doesn’t have to go out there ‘all the time’ and tell the players what to do.
Spurs have endured a nightmare start to the new Premier League season, with their most recent performances and results against Bayern Munich and Brighton being their worst.
Speaking to The Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast on TalkSport (08/10/2019 06:00 am), Allardyce defended Pochettino and what he has had to work with at Tottenham.
“Without a team on the field, the facility is no good,” Allardyce told TalkSport. “A great facility doesn’t buy you any success. It’ll bring him a lot more revenue, but at the end of the day, if you haven’t got a team that will go along with the expectation of the new stadium, the Tottenham fans and what they are desperately looking for.
“So, has Mauricio overachieved with what he has got and the fact that they went a whole year without signing any players. Means and shows you what a fabulous job he has done.
“It’s all about the players that you bring in and the players that you let go. If you get that right then it makes your job easier. You can then go forward with a team under your stewardship. It also becomes easier to manage because the players trust you and you trust the players. You don’t need to go out and tell them what to do all the time. They actually know what to do – perhaps that danger of them losing position at Tottenham has gone. They all think, ‘it doesn’t matter what happens I’m getting picked’ and that’s dangerous.”
Whilst Spurs still have to sort out their off-field problems, they will be hoping the results and performances change on the pitch after the international break.
Despite such poor results, Spurs are only four points off third place and only a couple of decent results can change things around for those teams in the top half.
At this moment in time, the Premier League table is a little congested with the likes of Burnley, West Ham, Crystal Palace and Leicester City all sitting ahead of Spurs.