Following a summer where Spurs didn’t bring any new players, the north London club now finds itself in a bit of a rut as they lost their third successive game on Wednesday night and are now starting to feel the pressure.
While Liverpool and Chelsea have all made brilliant starts to the season, Spurs have seemingly struggled to find form, and currently sit sixth in the table, level with Arsenal who by all accounts are having a tough start to life under Emery. Crucially for Spurs, Harry Kane doesn’t look fit since returning from the World Cup and looked a shadow of his former self against Liverpool, Watford and most recently Inter.
Without their talisman, Spurs have struggled to provide much attacking threat and with Kane out of form, it’s only increased the pressure on not only the other players but also Mauricio Pochettino.
Following the loss, our own Ally Darlow took to Twitter to assess the reaction from the defeat and a handful of supporters were calling on Spurs to replace Pochettino with former Real Madrid boss, Zinedine Zidane.
Now in his fifth season at the club, the former Southampton boss is probably going through one of the toughest periods of his tenure with Spurs but he can’t be held to blame for the team’s struggles.
Unlike many other teams, Spurs had a host of players playing late into the World Cup with nine representing the club in the two semi-finals. Moreover, with the lack of reinforcements brought into the club, it’s only exacerbated the problem. Add to that, the club’s problems with new stadium and you have a cocktail of issues that was always going to come to a head at some point.
While Zidane has quickly become a very successful manager, to call for Pochettino to be replaced with the Frenchman at this stage of the season, seems incredibly unfair. They have one of the best managers in the world, who without a Man City style budget has pushed them into the Champions League and has even contended for the title at times.
If anything, the club needs to stick with the manager as it’ll prove beneficial in the long run.
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