Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has held a meeting with his players in an attempt to address their unimpressive start to the season.
Spurs have endured a difficult spell, with much speculation over the futures of the likes of Christian Eriksen and Toby Alderweireld.
Speaking at a press conference on Thursday, Pochettino explained that he called the meeting – which lasted almost an hour – to urge the players to regain their focus.
He said: “It was so important to be refocused. The conversation was with the squad all together, as we are going to have until January, when the rumours will appear again.
“It was very good to talk for nearly one hour and refocus again on our objectives. To be clear in our minds, to think that the most important is the collective and start to put outside individual situations, all together again and try to create a dynamic and be strong and starting winning games. That’s the most important thing for us now.”
The Sun newspaper has described the meeting as “one-hour crisis talks” and declared that Pochettino had “called upon Tottenham’s wantaway stars to pull together to get their teetering title bid back on track.”