Pochettino sends stern message to stars ahead of tricky Leicester clash

Phantom

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Look at the reaction from Man City to losing their last premier league match, an absolute savaging of Watford, that is how you react. We were unlucky today with a very harsh VAR decision which was not clear, apparently VAR also has a 30 cm tolerance on offside decisions (presume this means on where the line is drawn, I have no idea). We could and probably should have also had a penalty today, however our form has been abject for a while now.

I am sure this is mostly down to injuries and contract distractions but I do worry about the team cohesion more generally it doesn't appear that the work ethic is there (from all) or the intensity and most do not really seem like they are enjoying their football. This rot needs to be stopped soon otherwise the last few years of progress will be for nothing. Come on lads you are doing yourself a disservice with the performances of late.

I do still think the squad needed more reinforcements during the window, but it is what it is and we certainly have the players to be playing a lot better than we are.
 

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Pochettino is certainly not above criticism himself! He was dishing it out to Levy over the Summer, if Levy were to leave now at least he would have something tangible to leave behind. What would Pochettino leave behind? I know he probably hasn't been backed as fully as he hoped but not to have an away win for 8 months is absolutely embarrassing, I've seen a lot of other good managers over the years fired for a lot less but we'll see where we finish at the end of the season.
 

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Poch needs to have a word with himself & sort himself out because we are in a right mess.

He has been dining out all summer on the CL run and it shows, when you have Erkisen, Toby. Rose, Aurier all wanting out and what ever was/ is going on with Verts then Wanyama being pushed out then staying, you have to ask yourself why and you have to ask are they giving 100%, they must have little faith in the club and its showing, then we have Tripps leaving and Poch wanting Foyth to be RB which is very strange.

Its not just about todays debacle , we look like we have no plan b, we can not beat the press, we are slow and predictable & our players are under performing and that is down to one man, we have gone so far backwards from two seasons ago when our front three were being lorded among one of the best in Europe, they were frightening. whats happened?

He has ridden his luck for a while now and I think he has taken us as far as he can. I hope he can fix it I really do because it could end up disastrous for us come next season.
 

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Every time I am unable to watch a game I feel the urge to look for reports describing whether we're playing well or not? Whether we're exciting, dangerous, or ponderous & sedentary? Its sad to say, but it feels like we've got worse. I no longer enjoy watching us play & it feels a world away from the team that obliterated yesterday's opponents 1-6 in May 2017

We don't play with any real width or pace in the final third; the annoying diamond formation doesn't work & as soon as I saw it I immediately dreaded the worst. Still don't understand why the gaffer employs it?

Unless something drastic happens, then the gaffer will have until the end of the season to put it right. Should the gaffer fail to deliver a trophy, finish outside CL spots & still be playing uninspiring football, then that may well be curtain call on his reign. This is just my opinion, but I just don't feel inspired by what I am seeing.
 

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Pochettino is certainly not above criticism himself! He was dishing it out to Levy over the Summer, if Levy were to leave now at least he would have something tangible to leave behind. What would Pochettino leave behind? I know he probably hasn't been backed as fully as he hoped but not to have an away win for 8 months is absolutely embarrassing, I've seen a lot of other good managers over the years fired for a lot less but we'll see where we finish at the end of the season.
The group he hasn't had a go at yet are the fans.
refs - check. owner - check. players - check. Once he blames the fans, then there aren't any other envelopes to open.
 
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