Published: Sun, October 20, 2019
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Pochettino downplays Tottenham unrest after dinner invite

Pochettino downplays Tottenham unrest after dinner invite

TOTTENHAM boss Mauricio Pochettino says there were will be no January overhaul of a squad in which many players have become part of the furniture at the club.

And a poor start to the season, which has left the Argentinian facing questions over his own future just months after playing in the Champions League final, has only increased suggestions Spurs are going stale.

Spurs were also humiliated 7-2 by Bayern Munich in the Champions League, while the club were stunned by League Two outfit Colchester United in the EFL Cup.

"When last week, you receive a text from the player inviting you and the coaching staff for a dinner only two things can happen", Pochettino said.

'Once you obtain a textual content from the participant inviting you and the teaching employees for a dinner exclusively two issues can occur.

"Harry handled everything perfectly, I want to congratulate him".

"But of course, when you're on the touchline, you need to understand the players always have rights and it's hard to be in their position, know how they feel when they suffer abuse like this". And I think that it is the second. They are not about to say goodbye to me. To say goodbye, say goodbye here - not inviting me to dinner.

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Spurs will be expected to return to form when they host bottom-club Watford on Saturday, though Christian Eriksen is a doubt due to a dead leg.

"I never was keen on January and I will not change now because it is a tough period or tough few games, I'm not going to change the way I think or see things", he added.

"I believe in the players we have, I believe in the players that are at Tottenham today".

"We can not think 'OK, we forget now and in January we are going to fix the problem.' My opinion is that when you take decisions in the summer, you need to be responsible and then you need to find the way to make that work".

However, speaking to Sport 1, Matthaus revealed his displeasure with the links, claiming: "I have been following the player for a long time, and he has disappointed me so far in 2019". A situation can arise in December or January and you need to take some decisions, but we are not going to force anything.

"For me, that's it".

Losing Eriksen would be a major blow to Tottenham, with the Spanish newspaper talking up a potential move to Real Madrid in January.

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