Poch goes easy on flops as ‘players aren’t helped by telling them they are s***’

first_imgMAURICIO POCHETTINO says there is no point tearing into his Tottenham flops – because telling them they are “s**t* won’t solve anything.Pochettino has watched his side lurch into crisis after a dismal start to the campaign which has effectively ruled them out of winning two trophies within two months.2 Mauricio Pochettino says there is no point reading the riot act to his flop Tottenham playersCredit: Rex FeaturesSpurs are miles adrift in the Premier League, been dumped out of the Carabao Cup by Colchester and humiliated 7-2 in the Champions League by Bayern Munich.Saturday’s inept display in their 3-0 thrashing at Brighton leaves the club down in ninth in the table amid suggestions scores of Tottenham players  do not want to be there.But Pochettino said: “The team has lost confidence. We have to work to win that trust again.”We talk to the players. We tell them that we have lost by mistakes, but we must try to forget them.”The best way to help the player is not telling him that he has done s***.”You can’t hide. You have to share the responsibility.”Speaking at a conference in Qatar where he is spending two days during the international break, Pochettino added: “We at Tottenham work as a team.”After two big defeats like the ones we have suffered, we have to think about the future.2Latest Tottenham newsHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summer”You have to recover the emotional level. When you are on the top, you feel you must respond to dignity.”Football is born in the heart. Our responsibility is to be guardians of this, make sure you don’t forget.”You have to help the players to motivate themselves. But how can you motivate yourself after the Champions League? I say: ‘Are we professionals? Or not?'” Mauricio Pochettino insists he will not run away ‘like a kid’ despite bad losses against Bayern Munich and Brightonlast_img read more