Mauricio Pochettino's Spurs future: Tottenham boss says he is not thinking of leaving the club despite difficult run of form

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino looking down after defeat at Brighton
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino looking down after defeat at Brighton

Mauricio Pochettino insists he does not fear getting the sack as his side limped into the international break on the back of a hugely disappointing 3-0 defeat at Brighton.

The result at the Amex came on the back of a 7-2 humiliation against Bayern Munich in the Champions League and means that Pochettino is among the favourites to be the next premier League manager to leave his post.

The nature of the performance against Brighton was as bad as the result, and the lack of fight his side have been showing has prompted talk of Pochettino possibly coming to the end of his spell in north London.

Spurs have won just 22 points from their last 20 Premier League games, and Pochettino has already blamed the uncertainty surrounding a number of his players who have contracts expiring next summer.

Despite the doom and gloom though, Pochettino is continuing to say he wants to remain at Spurs and insists that he is not troubled by talk of getting the sack anytime soon.

"No I am not worried, what worries me is life, not football," he said. "I don't want you to take it the wrong way, what scares me is life, not football.

"Football is a game that sometimes you win, sometimes you lose. The problem for us - it was win, win, win and it was praise for everyone.

"Now in the last two games it was a tough situation to accept. But I don't want to be a philosopher or talk in a way that is not good.

"What scares me is life, not football. Football is to be strong and be brave and take decisions and to show your face when things are not good.

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'Need to work hard'

"That is what we are going to do, face the negative things and try to work hard to change this dynamic. In my position I need to accept all the criticism. The same when you praise me or the team.

"I'm going to accept it in the same way and it's not going to change my vision, from you or the pundit because you're criticising me or describing a situation differently to what you expect."

Spurs endured a nightmare start as another Hugo Lloris error, where he dropped the ball on the goal line, allowed Maupay an easy tap-in.

To make matters worse, Lloris suffered a dislocated elbow that saw him leave the pitch with gas and air and screaming in pain.

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