in

Pochettino confident that Spurs players still ‘love’ him

Mauricio Pochettino says he is confident Tottenham’s players still ‘love’ him, despite the club’s difficult start to the new season.

Spurs have endured a torrid run of form in recent weeks, with speculation surrounding the manager’s future increasing after the club suffered back-to-back humbling defeats to Bayern Munich and Brighton prior to the international break.

Speaking at Thursday’s pre-match press conference, Pochettino revealed that he and his coaching staff had this week received an invitation from the players to attend a dinner, the Argentine believing that the gesture shows that his players are still behind him.

“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.

“Because they want to say goodbye. Or because they feel that they love you and they want to show that they are with you.

“And I think it’s the second. They are not about to say goodbye to me. To say goodbye to me, say goodbye here. Not inviting me to dinner.”

Pochettino will be hoping his side can quickly get back to winning ways, starting with this weekend’s clash with winless Watford.

Pochettino suggests there will be no January transfer business at Spurs

See also – The youngest players to make their England bow in the Premier League era