Spurs boss Jose Mourinho will have real problems on his hands if he cannot ensure all his players are “going in the right direction”, according to Ray Parlour.
Tottenham started the season strongly under Mourinho as they advanced to the final of the Carabao Cup. They also performed well in the Premier League as they sat at the top of the table in the early months.
Their eight-game unbeaten run in all competitions was stopped at the end of January at the hands of Liverpool. Spurs have now won only once from their last six games across all competitions. That win came over West Brom at the start of February.
This dip in form has seen them drop down to ninth in the top flight. Their latest defeat came in convincing fashion to Manchester City at the Etihad.
Tottenham face Wolfsberger AC on Thursday in the first knockout round of the Europa League. They then travel to the London Stadium to face West Ham on Sunday.
Speaking to talkSPORT, Parlour suggested Mourinho has to ensure that every player at Spurs are working “together”:
“The dressing room is such an important area. The manager has got to keep everyone together, [make sure] everyone’s going in the right direction.
“Has he lost a few people in the dressing room? Now, we don’t know, but Dele Alli, the Gareth Bale situation is very strange. What’s happened there?
“[Serge] Aurier, there’s reports he’s unhappy with him [Mourinho], he stormed off at half-time.
“These guys talk in the dressing room, I’ve been in dressing rooms and players talk with each other about how the manager is treating certain players.
“It might be totally wrong, but if there is a small crack there with the players then there’s a real problem.”