Tottenham midfielder Sandro has backed his manager Tim Sherwood after his comments criticising the side, and says Spurs held an 'emergency' meeting to discuss issues.
Spurs held the meeting with the players and manager after their poor 4-0 defeat at Chelsea on Saturday, according to Sky Sports.
"We spent more than two hours in a meeting amongst the players and we said what we had to say," Sandro said.
"From now on, we know that we all have to listen when anyone says something. It was after the manager's conference with the press."
Sherwood has received a lot of criticism after publicly berating the team to the media, but Sandro insists the players are motivated after being able to get their concerns out in the open.
"We had a meeting with the players. Sometimes one player got a bit more stressed out and we tried to calm him down and talk in a nice way. We spent about two hours that way. Every player had their fair share to say, put it that way. We all spoke amongst ourselves.
"For me, to be honest, it helped a lot because now I can go and tell another player, and another player can tell me. The manager likes it. Everyone can go for it now, and I think it will help."
It's been a difficult week for the club but the Brazilian midfielder thinks the worst has passed and Spurs can show their character and get back into winning ways.
"I think that is positive from ourselves and we have to show in the next match that we can do much better. And we will prove that. I am sure we will show much more character in the next matches."
Tottenham's next league game sees them host Arsenal at White Hart Lane in a north London derby which is incredibly important for both sides. Neither can afford to lose as Tottenham chase the promise of Champions League football and Arsenal hold on to a slim chance of a league title.
Spurs though will be boosted with the return of Younes Kaboul after his red card against Chelsea was rescinded, but Arsenal's star playmaker Mezut Ozil is out injured.
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