Tottenham’s players are understood to be pointing the finger at Mauricio Pochettino’s training schedule as the reason to their indifferent start to the season.
The Daily Mail report that Spurs’ squad are “unhappy at the lack of time off” and are blaming the intensity that the Argentinian demands from them as the major reason for their poor form.
Tottenham have lost three times already this season and are 13 points off the pace set by leaders Liverpool with rumours of problems behind the scenes.
The tabloid though report otherwise after most probably being tipped off by someone at the club suggesting that all is not well behind the scenes.
The report claims “last Tuesday was their first full day off since September 15” for many of the club’s internationals – and “it was not a full day of complete rest for all of them as the England players did not get back from Bulgaria until the early hours of the morning”.
Apparently, the squad are also unhappy with the amount of time Pochettino demands that they spend at the training ground, which has increased since the opening of a new accommodation block in May 2018.
Players are told to stay overnight at the training ground after European trips, with the next days consisting of warm-downs, rather than free time.
The article also reports that “Tottenham will again play or train every day this week” with a game against Red Star Belgrade in the Champions League on Tuesday before a Sunday clash away at Liverpool on October 27.