Curbishley: Spurs could drop

Alan Curbishley has slated the attitude of the Tottenham Hotspur players, and believes if they get into a relegation scrap they do not have the fight in them to survive.

The former West Ham manager made the statement following Spurs woeful performance this weekend against Stoke City.

”Pochettino’s trying to implement a pressing style of play that he had at Southampton but it looks like he hasn’t got the players who will do that at Spurs,” Curbishley told Sky Sports.

“Pochettino has come in for criticism but at some stage the players have to look at themselves. They’ve already seen off two managers recently in [Andre Villas-Boas] and Tim Sherwood, who questioned the character and commitment of some of those players – and now a lot of Spurs fans are starting to say the same thing.

“The manager has gone in and had to accept the players that were there but at some point there has to be a connection between who he wants and the sporting director.

”You’re never too good to go down as we’ve seen before and with some of the players they have there if they are dragged into a relegation battle I don’t know if they would have enough fight to get out of it.”

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