Tim Sherwood has been discussing Mauricio Pochettino in the wake of Tottenham’s cup defeat on Tuesday night.
Tottenham were beaten on penalties by Colchester in the third round of the Carabao Cup.
Colchester are the lowest-ranked team remaining in the competition, and stunned the football world by dumping Spurs out on penalties after a 0-0 draw.
Pochettino played a relatively strong side, giving first-team minutes to Christian Eriksen off the bench, as well as Son Heun-Min, Dele Alli and Lucas Moura.
Spurs fans were fuming after the game, with some calling for the Argentine to leave the club.
But Sherwood insisted that he believes the boss still wants to win trophies at Spurs, and is determined to continue.
Speaking on The Debate, Sherwood explained that looking at other teams and their changes made for the Carabao Cup, there is no reason to expect an upset, and this cannot be an excuse for Pochettino.
“I know the fans want to win a trophy, but not only that, the manager wants to as well,” the ex-Tottenham manager said.
“So perhaps he will have said to Harry [Kane] yesterday ‘I’m not playing you, I’m not going to take you’, and Harry said ‘why not? I want to play, I want to win a trophy’.
“It’s all about winning for these guys now.
“He’s not picked a bad team there.
“Look at Arsenal, look at Man City, look at the changes they made.
“The reason there isn’t many upsets anymore is because all the strong teams are so strong. They’re all international players throughout the squad.
“They’ve got enough – Tottenham’s priority this season is to finish in the top four again, I believe they will do that, but they need to progress.
“Progression would be some silverware, and they’ve one less option now.”