Tottenham haven’t got an identity, blasts Les Ferdinand
Les Ferdinand says Mauricio Pochettino can't be blamed for current mess at Spurs
Les Ferdinand says Tottenham Hotspur have lost their identity after widespread changes at White Hart Lane.
Spurs suffered their fourth home defeat of the season under new manager Mauricio Pochettino on Sunday as Stoke City were surprise 2-1 winners.
He has come in and inherited players that he perhaps wouldn’t have chosen himself
The former Saints boss was appointed to succeed Tim Sherwood in May, becoming the north London side’s fourth manager in the past two-and-a-half years.
But Ferdinand doesn’t feel Pochettino should be blamed for the current mess at White Hart Lane.
“I feel for Pochettino,” Ferdinand told Sky Sports.
“It feels like Tottenham, for a long time, have been trying to change their identity.
“They’ve done that now. They’ve done it all aspects of the football club: behind the scenes and on the pitch.
“They haven’t got one [on the pitch]. No-one knows what they’re doing, what style they’re playing.
“He has come in and inherited players that he perhaps wouldn’t have chosen himself.
“Hopefully he’ll be given time. There is unrest there at the moment because results haven’t gone the way they wanted them to.
“But he has come. He needs to bring his own players in and then we can judge him.
“It is difficult to judge him on the strength of what he has gone into.”