Mauricio Pochettino has revealed that Tottenham needs to find a way to get their confidence back before they can get their season back on track. The last few weeks has seen the North Londoners’ season fall off the rails and struggle to grind out results with the club now on a three game winless run.
Since reaching the 2019 Champions League final last season Tottenham have struggled to live up to expectations despite a summer of heavy spending. The North London side brought in four new players for close to €127 million this summer but they have not been able to make an impact so far which has caused a few problems for Mauricio Pochettino and company.
Losing 7-2 to Bayern Munich and then a subsequent 3-0 loss to Brighton a few days later has not helped the Argentine’s cause before the international break. Things haven't changed after the break, with a draw against Watford, but Pochettino believes they can get back on track. The former Southampton boss went on to add that everything has changed since the Champions League final and it’s why Tottenham’s current situation looks so bad.
“That is football. I am not surprised. In the same way they praise you, football is all about the win. The expectation changed after the Champions League final and that is why the situation looks worse. The most important thing is to build our confidence again,” said the Argentine reports the BBC.
To make things even worse, Tottenham have had a knack of surrendering 2-0 leads this season, a trend that can be spotted over the last few years, and that has simply multiplied this season. They did it against rivals Arsenal and against Olympiacos in the Champions League. And Pochettino went on to admit that it’s because Tottenham’s biggest opponent right now is themselves.
"It is going to be tough but at the moment our worst opponent is ourselves. We need to compete with Red Star as well as ourselves,” concluded Pochettino.