Mauricio Pochettino insists he has ‘no doubt’ over his Tottenham side in the wake of the club’s Champions League humbling at the hands of Bayern Munich.
Spurs return to Premier League action this weekend at Brighton, with the club looking to bounce back from a humiliating 7-2 home defeat to the German giants on Tuesday night.
Despite seeing his side dismantled by the rampant visitors, Pochettino insists he remains confident in his side’s ability to compete and described their midweek capitulation as a ‘strange game’.
“It was a really strange game,” Pochettino said in his pre-match press conference.
“After the first-half nobody expected that result. Sometimes this happens in football and you just need to accept every single shot from Bayern Munich goes in the goal.
“What can you do? Nothing. We must stay together. The result is tough but the most important thing is to stay calm and believe in our potential.
“We need to bounce back from this defeat but it is only three points that we lost. We’ll keep working. In life this type of thing happens but we need to accept that it can happen. It is a tough moment but altogether we are going to be find a way to bounce back and win games.”
Tottenham’s difficult start to the new season as seen speculation emerge that Pochettino could leave the club, with the Argentine having been made the favourite to be the next manager sacked by several bookmakers.
Pochettino admits he can understand the rumours, but says he is confident in his side’s ability to revive their fortunes and insists his squad remain committed to bringing success to the club.
“I accept the opinions. It is normal that the game has created a lot of opinions and rumours, everyone needs to talk. But in the end, we only lost a game. We are going to find a way to be successful again, no doubt. We need to stay together.
“I have no doubt the players want to always do their best to win. They play for themselves, for their families and then for the club and the coaching staff. I don’t doubt their commitment.”
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