MAURICIO POCHETTINO told his battered Spurs flops to “man-up” after they suffered the worst home defeat in the club’s 137-year history.
Former Arsenal man Serge Gnabry bagged four of the rampant Germans’ five second-half goals.
2 Mauricio Pochettino believes his Tottenham players must 'man up' after they were crushed 7-2 at home to Bayern MunichCredit: AFP or licensors
Tottenham boss Poch said: “This type of situation can happen and you need to show your quality like a man first, to face it like a professional, like a man.
“You need to put your quality, how you are strong, to face this type of situation. What comes after is the professional side.
“Now we need to be men and be strong together to try to bounce back and change this feeling.”
Tottenham legend Chris Waddle called Pochettino’s side “a shambles” after they failed to build on Son Heung-min’s opener with Joshua Kimmich and Robert Lewandowski putting Bayern 2-1 up at the break.
But it was the Gnabry show after the break as he netted a quad and Lewandowski notched a second, while Harry Kane scored from the spot to make it 4-2 with 61 minutes played.
But the hosts fell apart, conceding three times in the last seven minutes.
Poch added: “The feeling at the end when we conceded the three goals it was like the team was tired and gave up a little bit.
“Maybe that showed a little bit our frustration in the game because up until 82 minutes the team were alive, we were fighting, trying to create chances to score the third goal and we were still in the game. But they were very clinical.
'FIX NOTHING SHOUTING'
“To be honest, after 30 minutes, or the first half, it was my best feeling managing the team this season. That is so difficult to accept how the feeling changed in the second half and the feeling was really, really bad.
“But when you have the players Bayern Munich have, an amazing team, because the team in the end was okay, the game was lost and we conceded.
“It is difficult to talk now. We cannot talk now, we need to be calm first to talk. We know how we feel – very disappointed – but now is the moment to be calm. I am going to fix nothing shouting."
Poch added: “I told you, many weeks ago this is going to be a tough season.
“After the final of the Champions League, it was a chapter closed and now the club is in a period when they need to open another chapter and decide a project, medium, long-term.
“This defeat won’t change my opinion.”
Ex-Spurs star Waddle, who covered the game as a BBC pundit, said: “I do not get the tactics. It's not playing to their strengths.
“I don't think Serge Aurier wants to be there, Christian Eriksen hasn't signed a new contract.
2 The Spurs defenders capitulated horribly and conceded seven goals from just ten shots on target at home to the German giantsCredit: Getty Images – Getty
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“There is so much going on off the pitch. It should have been dealt with over the summer instead all the contract questions are still going on. It's a shambles.
“You have no idea where you stand. A club of this stature should not be like this. They have to sort it out quickly. It's a genuinely shocking scoreline.”
Bayern boss Niko Kovac said: “It looks like London is a good town for me. It’s a great moment for Bayern Munich and German football.”