Harry Winks insists Tottenhams gamers are totally behind under-pressure boss Mauricio Pochettino and are determined to make it through the currentdark times, says midfielder Harry Winks.
Spurs have been plunged into crisis this year along with a horror week watched them follow a hammering by Bayern Munich in the Champions League with a 3-0 loss.
Pochettino – that directed the club into the Champions League final – has had to defend his stance.
Winks insists that the players continue playing for Pochettino, although there are issues with a squad which requires refreshing, beginning at the club.
Hes our manager. Hes been fantastic ever since hes been at the club and also taken the club to new heights, Winks said.
At the moment we are going through a bit of a rough patch. That happens in football, each club goes through it.
Its important we stand up as guys and get through those dark days, and we can get back to playing well and winning just as much as we can.
In the last six years weve come a long way, weve come to be a title-challenging side. But we have not revealed this year to , we have just shown it in parts.
In certain matches weve played extremely well but for the vast majority of this season we havent shown what were about.
It is important we look back on it and reflect so realise its not been good enough, no excuses. The only way we could put it right is back in practice and the next match.
It has never been as bad under Pochettino since it was at Brighton, in which Spurs – not aided by a Hugo Lloris howler in the moment – put in an display.
Winks came on at half-time but could not influence the result and apologised to the clubs lovers.
At the close of the match we went to our fans and apologised because were Tottenham Hotspur and that performance was not good enough.
Brighton played very well but our standards are a lot higher than we showed and we need to carry out far better than this. So to all the fans that watched this and all those that travelled we apologise.