Harry Winks insists Tottenhams players are entirely behind under-pressure boss Mauricio Pochettino and are determined to get through the presentdark days, says midfielder Harry Winks.
Spurs have been plunged into crisis this year and a terror week saw them follow a 7-2 beating by Bayern Munich in the Champions League with a 3-0 loss at Brighton on Saturday.
Pochettino – who directed the club to the Champions League final – has had to defend his position.
Winks insists the players continue playing for Pochettino, although there are clearly issues with a squad which requires refreshing, beginning at the club.
He is our manager. Hes been brilliant ever since hes been at the club and taken the team to new heights, Winks said.
At the moment were going through a bit of a rough patch. That happens in soccer, each club goes through it.
Its important we stay up as men and get through those dark times, and we could get back to playing well and winning just as much as we can.
In the last six years weve come a long way, we have come to be a title-challenging side. But we havent shown this season to , we have only shown it.
In certain matches weve played really nicely but for the majority of this season we havent shown what were about.
Its important we look back on it reflect so realise it has not been great enough, no excuses. The only way we can put it back in practice and the following match.
Its never been bad under Pochettino as it had been in Brighton, in which Spurs – not helped by a Hugo Lloris howler in the third moment – put within an abysmal display.
Winks came on in half-time but couldnt influence the end result and apologised to the clubs lovers.
In the end of the match we went over to our fans and apologised since were Tottenham Hotspur and this performance was not good enough.
Brighton played really well but our standards are a lot higher than we revealed and we will need to execute far better than this. So to all fans that watched this and all those that travelled we apologise.