Tottenham midfielder Sandro has backed manager Tim Sherwood’s, and revealed the squad held an angry meeting in the aftermath of their humiliating defeat to Chelsea last weekend, according to Sky Sports.

Sherwood was openly critical of his players following the 4-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, accusing his side of lacking character.

Sherwood branded his players ‘too nice’ after the defeat, and Sandro has revealed a lengthy and heated inquest in the dressing room followed.

“We spent more than two hours in a meeting amongst the players and we said what we had to say,” he said.

“From now on, we know that we all have to listen when anyone says something. It was after the manager’s conference with the press.

“We had a meeting with the players. Sometimes one player got a bit more stressed out and we tried to calm him down and talk in a nice way. We spent about two hours that way. Every player had their fair share to say, put it that way. We all spoke amongst ourselves.

“For me, to be honest, it helped a lot because now I can go and tell another player, and another player can tell me. The manager likes it. Everyone can go for it now, and I think it will help.

“I think that is positive from ourselves and we have to show in the next match that we can do much better. And we will prove that. I am sure we will show much more character in the next matches.”