Gerry Francis: Tottenham Hotspur have lost their way
Gerry Francis says Tottenham Hotspur lack discipline
Gerry Francis believes Tottenham Hotspur have lost their way under Mauricio Pochettino this season.
Spurs are currently sitting in 12th position in the Premier League table after a surprise 2-1 loss to Stoke City on Sunday.
And former Tottenham manager Francis feels Pochettino’s side lack tactical discipline, leaving them susceptible to the break.
“They’ve always been a big club. They’ve probably underachieved in terms of winning the championships,” Francis told Sky Sports News.
“They’ve been a good cup team for many years, they’ve been in Europe quite a bit in the Champions League. The supporters have always wanted to play attractive football.
“They’ve just lot their way more than identity.
“It is a difficult one for Pochettino. At Southampton, he had a young vibrant side that pressed high and good work rate. He seems to like to play that way.
“The Tottenham players are different type of players. They don’t have an identity of how they want to play.
“They’ve no width. They had Townsend and Chadli on either side, and they came inside all the time. They’re undisciplined in the way that they play.”
Former Southampton manager Pochettino signed a five-year deal in May, replacing Tim Sherwood at White Hart Lane.