RTÉ soccer analyst Lisa Fallon believes that there is unrest throughout the entire Tottenham squad and that Mauricio Pochettino's future with the club is in the balance.
Spurs lost 7-2 at home to Bayern Munich on Tuesday night to compound what has been a dreadful start to the season for the last season’s Champions League finalists.
Pochettino had to wait to the final day of the transfer window before he was certain of his squad for the season with the likes of Toby Alderweireld and Christian Eriksen believed to have been hopeful of late moves away from the club.
Chelsea coach Fallon feels that the current squad peaked last season and that many of the Spurs players are now looking to capitalise on their European run by seeking moves away from the club.
Speaking on RTÉ’s Soccer Social, she said: "If you look at Pochettino, to get a team to the Champions League final and not win it takes a huge amount out of you physically and emotionally as a manager.
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"That’s as close Tottenham were ever likely to get and he probably knew at that stage what was coming in terms of trying to clear out the dressing room and trying to get new players in.
"If you look at Lewandowski, when he wanted out of Bayern Munich in the summer of 2018, they just closed the door, 'you’re not going anywhere, we’re a club who keeps our best players'."
"They kept him and he went on to score 22 goals and 10 assists in 33 games as a player who wanted to leave.
"The problem that Tottenham have at the moment is that it’s more than one player, there are plenty of players that want to leave."
It’s not just the Tottenham players whose intentions are being speculated upon as Pochettino’s future also remains unclear.
The Argentine has been linked with the likes of Manchester United and Real Madrid previously and, with both clubs struggling, Fallon feels that Spurs chairman Daniel Levy may be tempted to cash-in should an offer come for the manager.
"Because of the financial value and because he [Pochettino] is tied up for another four years and because there’s no exit clause on a contract that’s worth around £8.5million, they [Spurs] are not going to sack him," she said.
"Essentially it becomes a game of financial chess between people who want him and people who are trying to move him and to come to some sort of financial arrangement."