Micky Quinn believes Mauricio Pochettino has to take responsibility for Tottenham sitting seventh in the league, drastically behind the league leaders.
On Alan Brazil’s Sports Breakfast on talkSPORT, the retired footballer questioned why Pochettino hadn’t received more criticism for Spurs’ poor results in their last three league games, and that he really needs to win something this season.
“I’ve got a lot of respect for him, he’s brought a lot of English players through Southampton and Spurs,” Quinn said before adding “but he has to win something this season to back up the coach that he is.”
The 45-year-old manager is credited with aiding the development of Dele Alli, Harry Winks, Eric Dier and a host of other talents that now feature in the England team.
However, Tottenham have failed to win any of their last three leagues, losing 2-0 to Arsenal, drawing 1-1 with West Bromwich Albion before losing 2-1 to Leicester City on Tuesday.
“There’s something I can’t put my finger on with Spurs, he’s gotta take responsibility at this moment, they’re just so far behind City, I thought they were genuine title contenders this season,” revealed the 55-year-old before continuing, “but to me they look like they’ve gone backwards.”
The recent results have left Tottenham seventh, four points off the Champions League places, the last of which is currently being occupied by bitter rivals Arsenal and Spurs are 16 points off the league leaders Manchester City.
The pundit added that seventh place is “not good enough” for Tottenham fans, but while their league position is lower than expected, Spurs have been flying high in the Champions League.
Tottenham sit atop of their Champions League group, with one left game to play, after impressive victories over Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund.
Spurs will be aiming to be as impressive and get back on track in their next league game against Watford on Saturday.
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