An unnamed Tottenham player has expressed his boredom at Mauricio Pochettino’s methods, according to the Athletic.
Spurs’ disjointed start to the season reached a new low when they crashed out of the Carabao Cup against League Two side Colchester United on Tuesday night, leading to suggestions Mauricio Pochettino’s tenure at the club could be gradually coming to an end.
The squad has somewhat stagnated this term despite the arrivals of Tanguy Ndombele, Giovani Lo Celso and Ryan Sessegnon. Ndombele is slowly settling but Lo Celso is out with a hip injury and Sessegnon is yet to play at all because of a hamstring problem.
All of which has resulted in Pochettino using players he apparently wanted to ship out in the summer, including Toby Alderweireld, Danny Rose and Christian Eriksen. Meanwhile, Jan Vertonghen is back in the fold despite uncertainty over his contract and his relationship with Pochettino.
But despite those players being trusted to play by the Tottenham boss, it seems there is tension in the dressing room. The Athletic’s Jack Pitt-Brooke, who has becoming one of the most reliable sources of Spurs news, claims a long-serving player has complained about the “same old messages and same old training sessions” given by Pochettino.
The player is not named, and it would perhaps be foolish to hazard a guess as to who it is, but it’s certainly an interesting development. We recommend reading the entire insightful piece on the Athletic.