Arsene Wenger has told BeIN Sports that Mauricio Pochettino is struggling to keep Tottenham Hotspur at the top level because of the uncertainty over the future of his players – and Spurs fans have commented on Twiter.
Spurs have begun the 2019-20 campaign in dismal form, winning just three of their eight league games. Last week, they conceded a huge 10 goals in just two games – losing 7-2 to Bayern Munich and 3-0 to Brighton.
There are doubts that Spurs will finally end their hunt for a trophy since Pochettino took over in 2014. Those doubts have grown, with may concerned that the north London side will even qualify for the Champions League by finishing in the top four.
Arsenal legend Wenger spoke about Pochettino, claiming uncertainty over the likes of Christian Eriksen is unsettling, but also spoke about how Pochettino’s success is becoming his own downfall – as Spurs fans want more than the squad can achieve.
“I think he has done very well,” Wenger said. “When he came to Tottenham, he slowly built them up with a young generation. Every year, people want something more from you. I experienced that at Arsenal.
“For 20 consecutive years we were in the top four. In the end, it is not enough. These days, you get in the Champions League, people are very happy. No matter how good a job you have done, after four or five years, you must show you can do more. He is at that stage.”
Tottenham have lost captain Hugo Lloris until the new year through injury, while new signings Giovani Lo Celso and Ryan Sessegnon continue to recover from their problems. Pochettino is struggling to find the right combination of players.
Tottenham fans reacted to Wenger’s comments, putting aside the north London rivalry between Pochettino’s side and Arsenal to compliment the Wenger for his verdict on Pochettino and Tottenham.
He’s talking a lot of sense
— Freddie (@FreddieNx) October 7, 2019
— The Twig (Danny) (@dbdc) October 7, 2019
Nothing but facts tbh pic.twitter.com/9ZRQh54XRm
— ʷAxel🇸🇪 (Fan account) (@ftblaxelV2) October 7, 2019
He is actually so fotball smart its insane
— Thomas🇧🇻 (@FTBL_Tom47) October 7, 2019
He’s so intelligent. I would study a degree in football management if he did the course
— All Out Tottenham (jack) (@AllOutTHFC) October 7, 2019
One of the most intelligent people in the game.
— Tüshãr (@FutbolTushar__) October 7, 2019