‘A few of them look like they’re hiding’: Former Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood blasts Spurs stars after disastrous start to the season
- Tottenham have endured difficult start to the season under Mauricio Pochettino
- The club sit 14th in the Premier League table after 12 games of the season
- Former boss Tim Sherwood insisted that the players should take the blame
Tim Sherwood has leapt to the defence of Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino and insisted the players were to blame for the club’s difficult start to the season.
Despite leading his side to the Champions League final last season, this term Pochettino’s team sit 14th in the Premier League after 12 games, while they also suffered a humiliating 7-2 defeat by Bayern Munich in the Champions League.
However Sherwood, who has both played for and managed the club, was adamant that the players needed to take responsibility and accused several of ‘hiding’.
Mauricio Pochettino has come under pressure after Tottenham’s poor start to the season
Spurs are currently 14th in the Premier League table following a run of terrible form
‘I don’t blame the manager, I blame the players,’ the ex-Tottenham boss told TalkSPORT.
‘They have to look at themselves and have that bravery when things are not going well to get on the ball in dangerous areas and really take the game to the opposition.
‘Because, at the moment, a few of them look like they’re hiding.
‘When you have a bad run of form you always look for excuses why, and everyone is pointing to the obvious one, which is the uncertainty among the squad.
‘Three or four players are out of contract and others are coming quite close to running their contracts down next year. That’s not what Pochettino wants, he wants players who are going to be there for the long term.
‘But you still need to get the best out of what you’ve got.’
Tim Sherwood insisted that the players should take most of the blame for the results