Tottenham players are reportedly unhappy with manager Mauricio Pochettino and blame him for the team’s troubled start to the season.
The Daily Mail say disgruntled players are unhappy with their training schedule and a lack of time off.
Members of the squad are also said to be unhappy about the amount of time Pochettino demands that they spend at the club’s training ground – he reportedly now insists on overnight stays after European trips followed by warm-downs in training the following day.
It has been a miserable first couple of months of the season for Spurs and Pochettino, who said this week that he does not expect to do any business when the transfer window opens in January.
Spurs have been tipped to make signings, while there has been speculation over the futures of some of their players.
Christian Eriksen, whose contract expires at the end of the season, continues to be linked with the likes of Manchester United and Real Madrid.
And there have been doubts too over the futures of the likes of Toby Alderweireld and Danny Rose.
However, Pochettino does not believe there will be any changes made to his squad when the transfer window opens again.
“No, I don’t believe. Really,” he said at a press conference on Thursday, as reported by Sky Sports.
“I believe in the players we have, I believe in the players that are at Tottenham today.
“I respect all opinions and I know they’ll be people that are going to say ‘we need to change or ‘we need to do something in or out’ but if it’s my decision, I’m going to stick with my players because I know they have the quality.
“It’s only to unlock some situations that is going on in their mind but we have great quality to be fighting for the things that we expect to fight for.”