Ferdinand urges Poch to ‘get rid’ of Spurs’ ‘cancerous’ element

Date published: Thursday 7th November 2019 11:26

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Rio Ferdinand has urged Mauricio Pochettino to get rid of Tottenham’s “unsettled” players before the situation becomes “cancerous”.

The Argentinian has endured his toughest spell as Spurs manager, with the club languishing in the bottom half of the Premier League, and rumours of discord among members of the squad.

Tottenham have only managed 13 points from their opening 11 matches in the Premier League this season and currently sit in 11th place.

Pochettino’s side beat Red Star Belgrade 4-0 on Wednesday night in the Champions League but Ferdinand thinks the Spurs boss will have to make some changes in the coming transfer windows.

“I think maybe Pochettino wasn’t backed enough in terms of recruitment,” Ferdinand told BT Sport.

“It seems like a stale changing room and a stale group of players. It’s very similar to what we have seen in the last couple of years, tactically they have regressed.

“I do believe that when players are unsettled and you hear noises in the media, you have to just get them out, get rid, because it can be cancerous. It spreads the wrong message around the squad and it doesn’t bode well for the team.

“This is an example of that. When you have unsettled players, get them out the door and bring in players who actually want to be at your football club.”

 

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