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.