Three fatal flaws Pochettino has shown this season

When Mauricio Pochettino took Tottenham Hotspur within a whisker of the Premier League title last season, many hailed him as a genius; the implementer of an electric playing style, one of the few managers in the top flight able to get the best out of young, English talent and capable of making a somewhat modest Spurs side perform far beyond the sum of its parts.

Some deemed the 44-year-old destined to don one of the dugouts on either side of the El Clasico divide at some point in his career and although such a scenario is still by no means out of the question, there’s no doubt the Argentine’s stock has plummeted since Chelsea ended Spurs’ title bid with an unforgettable 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge in May.

The Lilywhites came from the Bridge disappointed again on Saturday, compounding what has been a largely underwhelming season in north London. Indeed, Spurs are now seven points off the division’s summit, four points off a top four spot, eliminated from both the EFL Cup and the Champions League and amid a run of just one win in ten across all competitions.

Whilst there have been mitigating factors, most notably injuries to key players and the awkwardness in hosting European nights at Wembley Stadium, it’s hard to overlook Pochettino’s errors along the way. FootballFanCast take a look at THREE fatal flaws he’s shown this season.