Tottenham Hotspur: Mauricio Pochettino criticised for Spurs’ poor form by Jason Cundy

Tottenham Hotspur: Mauricio Pochettino criticised for Spurs’ poor form by Jason Cundy

‘A horrendous record’ – Jason Cundy calls out Mauricio Pochettino over shocking statistic

Former Spurs defender Jason Cundy has criticised Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino after citing the team’s poor run of form.

Despite Spurs’ run to the Champions League final, Pochettino’s side have gone on a miserable run in the league, going into the new season with just one win in five Premier League matches.

Their defeat at the weekend to Newcastle United only made matters worse, and Cundy cut a frustrated figure when analysing Spurs’ domestic problems of late – with manager Pochettino seemingly taking the brunt of his criticisms.

He said on TalkSPORT: “This Spurs side have promised so much. I think Pochettino has done a really good job with trying to mess with the big clubs in terms of what Liverpool, Manchester City, Chelsea and Manchester United have spent, and they still produce a brand of football that is attacking and open.

“I like the way he coaches players, he brings young players on, gets the best out of them and makes them better.

“But then you look back on their record over the last year – in all competitions, they’ve lost 20 games over the last 12 months – that’s a horrendous record.”

It appears Cundy completed his stat-hunting before Tottenham’s weekend defeat, with Newcastle inflicting a 21st loss over the last year – 14 of those coming in the league.

But as haunting as those stats may seem, Spurs’ achievements almost render them irrelevant, given their Champions League near-miss that surely would have made any sort of poor form insignificant if Pochettino had been able to deliver a major honour to Tottenham – never mind a European one.

After all, on the flip side of the coin, Liverpool only lost once in the league last season and were a game away from ending it trophyless themselves.

Therefore, it seems as if form is immaterial at both sides of the success spectrum.

And in that case, Spurs have every reason to be content with their form while they remain in contention for silverware.

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