The Spurs boss suggested his side had a "lack of characters" and needed to show "a bit more gut" in the 4-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge, with a clash against Benfica looming largeTottenham manager Tim Sherwood has defended his reaction to his side’s defeat at Chelsea last weekend claiming: “I’m their manager, not their babysitter”.
Spurs were thrashed 4-0 at Stamford Bridge last weekend following a series of calamitous defensive errors, most notably from Jan Vertonghen and Kyle Walker, which led Sherwood to question the mental toughness of his team.
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He told reporters: "You can't get out-fought and out-desired. I don't want to see that again. I won't tolerate less than 100 per cent desire".
“I’m their manager, not their babysitter.”
Sherwood, who replaced Andre Villas-Boas as Spurs boss on an 18-month contract in December 2013, admits his future at White Hart Lane remains up in the air, but is planning to remain at the club beyond his current deal.
"[There are] No guarantees," he said. "I've got an 18-month contract... and expect to be here a lot longer than that."