'It's a disgrace' - Exclusive: Pundit claims clear-the-air talks held as tensions rise at Spurs
Noel Whelan claims that Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino will have held clear the air talks with his players after the “disgrace” that was their defeat to Bayern Munich.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, the former Leeds United striker says that the players should be embarrassed by their performance against the German giants and that there will have been some stern words among the squad in the aftermath.
The Lilywhites were demolished 7-2 by Bayern on Tuesday evening, former Arsenal player Serge Gnabry netting four goals on his return to north London.
Whelan says that the manner of the defeat was totally unacceptable for Spurs and says that Pochettino will have held heated discussions about what went wrong, suggesting that things are getting very tense behind the scenes in north London.
Whelan told Football Insider: “I’m pretty sure after the 7-2 battering, Pochettino and the players would have had a long, long look, dissected everything about the game.
“There would have been a lot of strong words between players and management and just clear the air really. There’s a few tensions in the air and it’s not doing anybody any favours. They’ve got to be professional.
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“For a club like Tottenham, that was unacceptable on every single level and I’m sure the players would know that at the end of the game. How they’ve managed to concede seven goals is beyond me. It’s a disgrace really.”
Tottenham will look to bounce back from their thrashing against Brighton on Saturday in the last game before the international break, the Seagulls having been beaten by Chelsea 2-0 last weekend.
Spurs currently sit sixth in the Premier League table with three wins, two draws and two defeats to their name.
In other Tottenham news, Danny Mills has ripped into two Spurs stars he called “passengers” against Bayern Munich.