Former Tottenham Hotspur player Chris Waddle was left raging after Spurs were thrashed 7-2 at home to Bayern Munich in the Champions League last night.
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Mauricio Pochettino’s side lost thanks to goals from Serge Gnabry (four), Robert Lewandowski (two) and Joshua Kimmich after the side had initially taken the lead.
Waddle was furious with the first team players as he labelled the club as a ‘shambles’ following the defeat to the Germans.
The Englishman was adamant that players should be cleared out of the club, even labelling some.
He said on Five Live last night: “I don’t think Aurier wants to be here. He tried to get away in the summer, they wouldn’t sell him, got rid of Trippier instead.”
“At Spurs at the minute, there’s too much going on, whether it’s Eriksen or Alderweireld out of contract. So and so wants a new deal, Vertonghen wants a new deal – is he signing? Is he not.”
“It’s just been a shambles, let’s be honest.”
Waddle is completely correct over his assessment of the current situation at the club.
There has been speculation around the future of many of the club’s players in recent time. Back in May, it was reported that as many as 12 players could be let go in the summer transfer window (via Evening Standard).
Out of the players listed, Kieran Trippier was one of just four let go as he moved to Atletico Madrid. Stars like Serge Aurier and Christian Eriksen remained at the club, despite featuring among the dozen.
Eriksen’s desire to play for the club can be called into question due to the sporadic nature of his appearances this season. The Dane has only started two Premier League games in a row at the most, suggesting doubt about the mentality of the playmaker (via Transfermarkt).
Meanwhile, the club’s inability to get rid of Aurier seems to be coming back to haunt them after less than convincing performances against Southampton and Bayern. The Ivorian was sent off in the league game against the Saints last Saturday while forming part of the defence to concede seven yesterday.
Failure to get rid of stars who were either underperforming or didn’t want to be at the club is hurting Spurs as seen in the last two results.
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