Jermaine Jenas says Mauricio Pochettino is at one of his “lowest points as Tottenham manager” following Tuesday’s defeat to Inter Milan.

Spurs conceded two goals in the final five minutes, losing their Champions League opener 2-1 at the San Siro and suffering their third straight defeat in all competitions.

Narrow Premier League losses to Watford and Liverpool preceded the Inter game, and Jenas believes his old club are currently at rock bottom.

Speaking on BT Sport after the game, the former Tottenham midfielder said (via HITC): “They went back to three in middle and it became disjointed again.

“Sometimes football gets you like this. You think you’ve hit rock bottom and then you realise no. I think this is one of the lowest points Mauricio has found himself as a Tottenham manager.”

In his post-match press conference, Pochettino criticised journalists for showing “disrespect” to his players following questions about why Toby Alderweireld and Kieran Trippier were left at home.

The Spurs boss said he took a “technical decision” to leave Alderweireld and Trippier out of the squad, suggesting he needed to use more of his 25 players.

Serge Aurier and Davinson Sanchez came into the team and didn’t do too much wrong, but the likes of Ben Davies and Harry Kane once again looked rusty.

Tottenham now travel to Brighton on Saturday aiming to avoid a fourth straight defeat.



  1. I fear Spurs will lose at Brighton on Saturday.Pochettino is like a dead man walking.Should have got Luis Enrique in during the summer.Mind you Antonio Conte and Zidane are available.

  2. of course the manager is feeling at a low ebb — we all feel the same — but when the going gets tough then it is time to knuckle down and show the world that we have steel in our make-up

  3. Your headline is appalling.

    Jenas was never and never will be a Tottenham favourite.

    Jenas went missing in most games and was one of the most frustrating players that I have ever seen in a Spurs shirt. How he became a pundit is beyond belief.


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