Alasdair Gold claims ‘stern words’ were had within the Tottenham Hotspur dressing room in the Champions League on Tuesday night.
Spurs certainly got the reaction they needed in midweek as they went into the half-time break against Marseille trailing 1-0 and heading out of the competition, only for a second-half turnaround to propel them to the top of the group.
Tottenham appeared to once again play a lot better in the second half compared to the opening 45 minutes much like they did against Bournemouth last weekend, but Gold has claimed a few home truths were put across to the team in France.
Gold has been speaking on his YouTube channel about how ‘stern words’ were exchanged between Spurs’ players and coaches at half-time on Tuesday.
He said: “What was key was what happened at half-time in that dressing room. There were stern words said, let’s put it that way.
“No player would really admit exactly what was said – which is fine, that’s good that it remains in the dressing room.
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“Clement Lenglet would only say ‘important words’ were said; Harry Kane admitted that Stellini, Mason and Hugo Lloris kind of said a lot of rousing words and home truths, as it were, to get the mentality changed.”
TIF Thoughts on Spurs’ current form…
While winning back-to-back games in very late and dramatic fashion will provide a rush of energy and a feel-good factor among the Spurs players and fanbase, they have to be starting games better and not relying on comebacks to keep their top-four hopes alive.
Spurs have now indeed conceded the first goal in each of their last five games across all competitions, with them only managing to win their last two, so Conte will be desperate to find out why his team are seemingly incredibly slow starters.
This weekend, Tottenham welcome Liverpool in what will be a very tough game, and if they intend on starting slow once more, it could be a lot more difficult than against their recent opponents.