Mauricio Pochettino has denied the rumours of players not backing him at Tottenham.

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino spoke to Sky Sports and rubbished speculation about unrest between himself and the players.

Spurs have had a poor start to the season so far both in the Premier League as well as in Europe. Pochetiino’s men have won just three of their first eight games in the league and were also humiliated by Bayern Munich in North London. 

The poor run of form fuelled rumours about problems between the players and Pochettino. But the Argentine was quick to dismiss the talks and explained why he thinks that the players are still behind him. 

He said: “When last week, you receive a text from the player inviting you and the coaching staff for a dinner, only two things can happen. Because they want to say goodbye. Or because they feel that they love you and they want to show that they are with you. 

“And I think it’s the second. They are not about to say goodbye to me. To say goodbye to me, say goodbye here. Not inviting me to dinner.”

That certainly is a bizarre way of convincing the media that everything is alright behind the scenes but it is undeniable that the players owe a lot to Pochettino. The former Southampton man has improved most of these players massively and has taken Tottenham to be runners up in the Premier League as well as the Champions League.

However, the poor run cannot continue much longer if he wants to stay in charge of Tottenham and a negative result against a win-less Watford side this weekend could potentially be the final nail in the coffin for his tenure in North London. 

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