Date: 30th April 2021 at 1:35pm
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Tottenham Hotspur journalist Alasdair Gold has been speaking on his latest YouTube video following the Carabao Cup final defeat to Manchester City on the weekend. 

One topic of discussion was a concern that has been reported in the last week of the Spurs players’ fitness being below the standards previously set.

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Daniel Levy sacked manager Mourinho last week which brought his 17-month stint at the club to an end but interim-coach Ryan Mason was unable to break their 13-year trophy drought at Wembley.

Spurs currently sit seventh in table, however, they could slump down to eighth if Everton win their game in hand.

Gold revealed some of his sources have informed him there are concerns over the fitness of the players which they believe to be down to training methods under the old regime.

He said: “I’ve heard from a few people – it’s not just one – I’ve heard from a few people within the club, that fitness levels, the squad’s not in a great place.

“And we’re not talking about because of a build-up of matches, we’re talking about that kind of base level of fitness isn’t great. And that’s what they’re kind of finding and this was said at [Manchester] United, you know, it was something [ Gunnar] Solskjaer came out publicly I think and said as well.”

TIF Thoughts on Gold’s comments…

Under former manager Mauricio Pochettino, Spurs were known to have great fitness with the Argentine often forcing them to train twice a day during the .

However, concerns have arisen around the fitness of this current Spurs team and that could well be a reason behind them having lost a lot of points in the Premier League from winning positions.

There have been a number of managers linked with taking the reins as the new Spurs manager and it seems this will have to be one of the issues they will have to address in their first summer at the club.

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