Pascal Chimbonda has pinned the blame on chairman Daniel Levy’s lack of squad investment for Tottenham’s poor start to the season.
Spurs did spend over £100m this summer in buying Tanguy Ndombele, Jack Clarke, Giovani Lo Celso and Ryan Sessegnon, but none have been able to influence the side, who have won just three times in all competitions this season, sit 7th in the Premier League, were knocked out of the Carabao Cup by Colchester United and are winless in the Champions League heading into tonight’s must-win game against Serbian outfit Red Star Belgrade.
It has brought about some uncertainty over Pochettino’s future, who said yesterday that his job won’t be safe if Tottenham’s awful run of results continue.
But Chimbonda, who made more than 100 appearances for Spurs over two spells and was part of the side that won the League Cup in 2008, believes it isn’t down to the Argentine.
“It’s been pretty much the same team for two years in a row, and if you want to be a big team, you have to buy players and keep your squad fresh,” the Frenchman told Gambling.com.
“I don’t think they should change the manager. I think some players’ heads have gone and the manager has no alternative options, and that’s what’s causing problems in the Spurs team.
“Sometimes Pochettino only has one player available in a certain position, and that’s not necessarily his fault. Things have become stale because of the lack of options.”