Poch insists he will not run away ‘like a kid’ despite questions over future

first_imgSPURS boss Mauricio Pochettino insists he will not run away like a little kid.Poch is under fire after Tuesday’s 7-2 thrashing at home to Bayern Munich.1 Mauricio Pochettino insists he will not leave Spurs in the lurchCredit: AFPBut he claims when he told his players to “man- up” afterwards he was referring to himself.He said: “I am responsible for the situation of the team. I cannot escape or run away like a kid.“You need to behave like a man, face the problems and stick to your ideas. Be the leader the team need.”Pochettino continues to be linked with other clubs, despite signing a new five-year deal only 17 months ago and leading Tottenham to last season’s Champions League final.ACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big oneHe said before their 2-0 defeat to Liverpool in Madrid he would consider leaving Spurs if they won.Their poor start and the battering by Bayern left some fans insisting he had taken the club as far as he could and many others fearing he would jump ship.But Poch, who has agreed in principle to let TV cameras into the dressing room for a fly-on-the-wall documentary by Amazon, said yesterday: “This is a moment to stay all together.“I accept the opinions when you don’t win. In the end, all that happened is that we lost a game.”Most Read In SportTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battle’I ACCEPT’McGregor accepts Silva fight at UFC catchweight of 176lbs in huge super-fightTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedA CUT ABOVEMike Tyson shows two-inch cut ‘picked up in training’ ahead of boxing returnPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubMeanwhile, Pochettino has backed Dele Alli to win back his England place.The axing led to claims midfielder Dele, 23, has gone off the boil because of his off-field lifestyle.But Poch said: “Dele is focused on trying to recover his best. He will achieve it and I have no doubt he will recover his England place.”This Saturday’s Premier league sees Brighton take on Tottenham and West Ham v Crystal Palacelast_img read more