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Pochettino hoping ‘nice’ team dinner can have positive long-term effect on squad morale

Mauricio Pochettino is hoping the team’s recent gettogether can have a positive long-term effect on his Spurs squad they bid to recover from a difficult start to the new season.

Tottenham Hotspur have endured a disappointing run of form in recent weeks, winning just twice in their past eight fixtures and suffering humiliating losses to Colchester in the Carabao Cup and a 7-2 humiliation against Bayern Munich in the Champions League.

In a bid to boost squad morale the players took the unusual step of inviting the coaching staff to join them for a team dinner, as the team seek to raise spirits following a testing time for the North London side.

Pochettino has revealed that the dinner was a success, and ahead of this weekend’s trip to face league leaders Liverpool is hoping it can have a long-term effect on his side’s morale.

“It was very good, it was very nice, very kind of them to invite the coaching staff,” he said.

“It was nice, it was busy, we spent a few hours there and it is always nice to see people in a different environment.

“That doesn’t mean we are going to go to Anfield and win 5-0 because we were nice all together. But it is going to help in the long-term.”

Spurs’ confidence will be boosted after securing a comprehensive Champions League win over Red Star Belgrade in midweek, Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min both scoring twice as the Serbian side were thrashed 5-0.

Pochettino believes the club’s confidence will begin to grow following the success, as they bid to get their league campaign back on track starting with the trip to Anfield on Sunday.

“It was a different competition but in the Champions League it is important to get the three points.

“Our confidence will start to grow and I am happy with our performance but it is only a small step.”

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