Exclusive: Paul Robinson claims Tottenham figure 'In trouble' after recent developments
Paul Robinson claims that the signs Mauricio Pochettino is feeling the pressure at Tottenham are starting to show with his team selections.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, the former Spurs and England shot-stopper says that constant changes to tactics and personnel is a clear sign that a manager is feeling the heat and that the Spurs boss has shown that in recent games.
Tottenham picked up just their second win in eight games across all competitions with a 5-0 thrashing of Red Star Belgrade on Tuesday night, a result which was also their first victory in Europe this season.
With Pochettino having made seven changes for the draw against Watford, before further swapping things around in midweek, Robinson says it is clear the Argentine boss is feeling under pressure in north London right now.
Robinson told Football Insider: “I think the manager, as we all know, has had his back to the wall, and the first sign of the manager who’s in trouble, he changes formation and personnel week in, week out, which Pochettino’s been doing.
“He’s been changing formation, he’s been changing personnel, almost to stumble on the right formula, which he certainly did in midweek. The formation, the team, it just looked all right again.”
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Prior to Tuesday’s clash, Spurs’ last win came in a 2-1 victory over Southampton, with defeats to Brighton and Bayern Munich over the last couple of weeks.
Their next outing sees them take on a Liverpool side who are unbeaten in the Premier League this season, Jurgen Klopp’s men topping the table.
In other Tottenham news, Darren Bent has urged Pochettino to axe one senior star from his side against Liverpool.