Mauricio Pochettino admits there are “different agendas in the squad“ that needs overcoming

Tottenham Hotspur crash out of the Carabao Cup losing against League Two Side, Colchester United.

After a dreadful start to the new 2019/20 season, Tottenham Hotspur have now lost their second game in just three days, against Colchester United who sit a staggering 70 places below them in League Two.


With only two wins out of Spurs’ first six Premier League matches this season, alarm bells are ringing. Something is quite clearly going on behind the scenes and the Tottenham boss has admitted to there being “different agendas” within the club. He went onto say, “Maybe performances are good but we need this mental connection, this energy to be all together, not to have different agendas in the squad. We need time again to build that togetherness.”

This years Premier League season has only just begun and Pochettino is already looking ahead to the January transfer window, stating that it will help settle things that are currently occurring – “We are working so hard to put everyone on the same page. Only we need time. January is going to be a good opportunity too to fix this situation and the next one.”

Ex-Spurs boss Tim Sherwood believes that Mauricio already knows he is set to lose at least three of his players next summer, consisting of Christian Eriksen, Toby Alderwierld and Jan Vertonghen. All three players have declined signing new contracts and unless they reconsider in doing so, they will be entitled to leave the club for free in the summer. Sherwood has suggested that Pochettino is focusing on the long-term changes to the squad instead of concentrating on the season that is he supposed to be dealing with right now – “The team knows, and Mauricio knows, that they’re not going to be around next year, and maybe he’s looking at the long-term. But he should be looking at the short-term.”

Many Tottenham supporters across social media have hit out after the countless of defeats and terrible performances, with a high amount of people turning on Mauricio Pochettino. Some outraged fans are calling for the boss to be sacked, when others are blaming the Chairman Daniel Levy and ENIC for the lack of transfers made over the last couple of seasons.

Only time will tell if things will start to pick up and improve over the next few weeks, but with Spurs set to play the managers former club Southampton at the weekend, things are not about to get any easier for Tottenham Hotspur.


On a personal note I would like to add my own opinion on the current debate of what is going wrong. I believe Tim Sherwood has got it right in saying Pochettino is looking at long-term changes instead of the here and now, not only that but the fact that three of our top players are not wanting to sign a new deal, shows that they do not want to stay longer than they have to. All of which is likely causing disputes in the dressing room and not focusing enough on the season that we have right in front of us, resulting on the terrible results and performances we have been enduring. That being said, I do no wish Mauricio to leave. He has taken us to the Champions League Final which on a different day could have ended with the result we wanted. Players don’t just suddenly turn bad and neither do managers. I can only hope that after this shock defeat in the Carabao Cup yesterday, they all sit down, address the problems and regroup. We will come back stronger.


– Samantha Ramm

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