Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino needs to show the club he can take them to the next level despite the club lacking the same “chemistry” as in recent years, according to Arsene Wenger.
Pochettino is coming under increased scrutiny following a poor start to the season – magnified in the last week by a 7-2 Champions League mauling by Bayern Munich and a 3-0 Premier League loss at Brighton.
The 47-year-old took Spurs to the Champions League final last season before losing to Liverpool and has turned the club into a team which is consistently finishing in the top four.
“Today, you don’t feel exactly the same chemistry and a player like Eriksen is a bit sidelined because he looks like he doesn’t want to commit for the future at the club.
“Your quality is always where you finish in the championship so the real trend is there, they knew and Pochettino knows – he said himself – something is not there at the moment and he will certainly rebuild that.
“I like him very much because he has always been quiet, respectful, motivated and worked very well and got a lot of recognition from his own players – that means he is a quality manager.”