Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho said his side have problems which “no coach” can resolve – and Paul Robinson has claimed he is alluding to the Spurs’ mentality.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former White Hart Lane number one fears the squad are in a “rut” mentally which can be “really hard to get out of” on a losing run.
Spurs lost 2-1 to West Ham on Sunday – their fifth loss in their last six Premier League fixtures.
They bounced back with a straightforward 4-0 win over over Austrian side Wolfsberger on Thursday to book a place in the Europa League last-16.
Mourinho was previously coy when speaking to BBC Sport, saying that his team have problems which cannot be solved by himself or any other coach.
This site revealed last week that Brendan Rodgers is a leading contender to replace the Portugese if results do not improve.
When asked to dissect the meaning behind Mourinho’s post-West Ham comments, Robinson told Football Insider: “I think he is alluding to the run they are on.
“It is really hard, mentality wise, to get out of this rut they are in. It is really hard to get out of a losing run.
“I think people are far too quick to criticise him and jump on his back.
“He’s been given a job to do this season and we will found out where this Spurs team is over the next three of four weeks. They have the cup final coming up and another game in Europe.
“It is too early to criticise him, get off his back, even though results have not been good.”