ENGLAND – Former Tottenham Hotspur striker, Peter Crouch, has blamed some of the club’s current crop of players for the sack of manager, Mauricio Pochettino.
Pochettino was dismissed by Tottenham on Tuesday night following the club’s poor form this season. Read it here.
The Argentine spent five years in charge of the North London side.
Pochettino led Spurs to top-four finishes in four of his five seasons in charge, as well as their first UEFA Champions League final in the 2018/19 campaign.
But, reacting to the sack of Pochettino, Crouch stated that he thinks some of Tottenham players need to have a ‘look at themselves in the mirror’ following the sacking of the 47-year-old.
Speaking to the Daily Mail Crouch said: “I’m flabbergasted by Tottenham’s decision.
“I know results have been poor and I understand why the top teams act when their potential to qualify for the following season’s Champions League is in jeopardy, but it is ridiculous to think Pochettino has suddenly lost his spark.
“It never sits easy speaking about the demise of a manager because I have been in football long enough to know that sacking is never just about one man and I would hope that there are some players in Tottenham’s dressing room who are having a look at themselves in the mirror this morning.
“The harmony, clearly, had been broken and it is obvious that a number of players have wanted to leave.”
Crouch added: “He led Tottenham into the Champions League final on June 1. Some clubs, who aren’t accustomed to that stage, would build a statue for a manager who took them to the biggest game in club football, but all Pochettino has got is his marching orders. I fear it is a decision Tottenham will regret.”