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Bored Tottenham players missing Pochettino’s training
By Bruce Grove -

Tottenham is currently on a dreadful run of form and their players will understandably be frustrated.

After starting this campaign well and even topping the Premier League table at some point, the Lilywhites have now collected just 12 points from their last 12 games.

With top players like Son Heung-min and Harry Kane, that situation is simply unacceptable for the club and there might an internal issue rumbling on.

The Athletic claims that the club’s players have become bored with Jose Mourinho’s training methods and they wish they were still under the management of Mauricio Pochettino.

The Argentinean made Tottenham a well-drilled side and that helped them qualify for the Champions League consistently.

It says their former manager made them work very hard with double sessions, which they thought was too much at the time but delivered results.

Mourinho has taken a slightly easier approach and the squad doesn’t think they are doing enough to get the results that they want.

It also adds that the team now spends so much time in training trying to master the defensive side of the game.

This leaves their attacking players undertrained in scoring goals and they have been relying on what they learned under Poch.

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Tappaspur
Tappaspur
7 days ago

It’s a beautiful morning. COYS later. YIDZ

PlayitagainSamways
PlayitagainSamways
7 days ago

Same leak who says we are just humping it forward to son and kane? Dele?

Paddio
Paddio
7 days ago

Yes in the good 24 months with poch they did 2 sessions but they were younger average age and the were being drilled in what to do by repetition, though they hand no adaptability in thinking. Jose wants players with a brain and personal responsibility. Complaints about training stem from responsibility for the results not being taken.

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
7 days ago
Reply to  Paddio

The harsh reality of the situation for Mourinho is that the penny has finally dropped that the bulk of our average team are simply not good enough and incapable of executing his instructions of late!

Last edited 7 days ago by David Dillenberg
East Stand
East Stand
7 days ago

We’ll soon find out if nothing changes when manager number 14 under Levy steps into the lions den DD!!

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
7 days ago

With Mourinho clueless about his best centre backs (whom IMO are Toby and Rodon) defensive drills are meaningless and simply collapse around poor defending which we are accustomed to from Dier and Sanchez. I am not paid £13m per annum to make this decision. Mourinho is!! Also Doherty should be no where near the scene but will probably be selected tomorrow together with the likes of Winks et al.
Simply play some fresh faced youngsters in Messrs Cirken, White and
Scarlett from the start and against Burnley and be done with it!

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
7 days ago

Plus Alife Devine!

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
7 days ago

Correction: Just discovered White is loaned out to Pompey!

Pablito
Pablito
7 days ago

I think our best centre back pairing could well be Tanganga and Rodon.

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
7 days ago
Reply to  Pablito

Possibly, but still prefer my combination of a mixture of youth and experience at this juncture!!

Harry Hotspur
7 days ago

DD, I’m happy to a certain point to remind you every day how old Toby is, but there comes a point (like your obsession with Grealish) where the goodwill runs out.

In about a week Toby is 32.

Is that really something you can just ignore?

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
7 days ago
Reply to  Harry Hotspur

HH leaving age aside my rationale is simply that until we buy somebody better my preference is Toby and Rodon who played well against Sheff Utd and ought to be the permanent partnership!

Regarding my correct obsession with Grealish it’s principally because we lack a creative midfielder spark in the mould of a JG / Maddisson ilk that we are in this wholly awful mess now!!

Last edited 7 days ago by David Dillenberg
Harry Hotspur
7 days ago

But Toby is 32 in a week. His body simply cannot do it.

As for Grealish, we do not have the money, and he loves Villa. He was born up the road, I guarantee you he’s not interested in coming to Spurs. 100% not happening

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
7 days ago
Reply to  Harry Hotspur

Noted but JG signing would have probably happened in 2018 but for a silly collapsed transfer deal!!

Last edited 7 days ago by David Dillenberg
Harry Hotspur
7 days ago

It was never on the cards as Villa didn’t get fully wound up by the receivers – that was DL’s ONLY hope to land Jack on the money he wanted to spend.

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
7 days ago
Reply to  Harry Hotspur

HH I beg to differ. To the contrary this deal was very much on the cards with Steve Bruce resigned to losing their maestro had Daniel Levy immediately tendered a realistic offer for Villa’s prized asset at the time before the new owner’s took over, where an instant offer in the region of say £40m-£45m would probably have clinched the deal and JG would be strutting his stuff for Spurs!

Harry Hotspur
7 days ago

With all due respect – nonsense

legoverlass
legoverlass
7 days ago

I agree about Toby and Rodon. Rodon has potential and will only improve with an experienced world-class defender like Toby alongside. I believe the pair of them could develop a good relationship at the heart of our defence. Fullbacks are a big problem for us. Requilion is the only one I would keep. So much of our forward momentum is slowed or even broken up by our fullbacks receiving the ball and stopping and passing backwards or sideways. If I was a forward I would be crying at watching that lot behind me.

Last edited 7 days ago by legoverlass
Cali
Cali
7 days ago

I do not buy this simple I never seen a player wanting double sessions if any player have that kind of energy we would have seen during the real time games instead of collapsing and losing most of the games the lead we had.

James McKevitt
James McKevitt
7 days ago

What would all that time spent on defensive drills entail?

Trying to stand upright without falling over or maybe taking one step forward without tripping yourself. Time well spent in my book.

Lilywhite without the II
Lilywhite without the II
7 days ago

which player/s said this…Danny Rose? what a load of old cobblers….

Tangangry
Tangangry
7 days ago

Poch’s double session “delivered results”….? :-O

East Stand
East Stand
7 days ago
Reply to  Tangangry

Better ones than Jose’s have? Yes.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
7 days ago
Reply to  East Stand

That’s it. Back the old manager.

East Stand
East Stand
7 days ago
Reply to  Tappaspur

He asked a straightforward question and I answered it. Got nothing to do with backing anyone. You honestly think Jose’s sessions are working better? On what evidence?

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
7 days ago
Reply to  East Stand

Pochs sessions never worked for six years yet you backed him. (So did I) I’m backing my current manager too 15 months in.

Harry Hotspur
7 days ago
Reply to  Tappaspur

You two need to break guidelines, get a hotel room and sweat this nonsense out.

Willie!
Willie!
7 days ago

Double sessions would be absurd given the schedule. We’ve played more matches this season than any team in the top leagues across europe, and in a very compressed time frame. Fact.

The squad can’t even recover properly with Jose’s less intense training, it would be daft to pretend we’re in normal times with a less demanding schedule and make them train harder.

East Stand
East Stand
7 days ago
Reply to  Willie!

I very much doubt if the ‘double sessions’ happened when the team were playing every few days. You’re assuming that they took place regardless of the teams game schedule. Which is unlikely…

Willie!
Willie!
7 days ago
Reply to  East Stand

No, I’m not assuming anything. The Poch double sessions were during pre season. I’m taking exception at the idea “not training hard enough” has anything to do with our current run of results or lack thereof.

East Stand
East Stand
7 days ago
Reply to  Willie!

Ok, point taken.

Harry Hotspur
7 days ago
Reply to  East Stand

Lads, this is the same shower that didn’t like Poch’s sessions either. See latest blog.