Tottenham midfielder Sandro has revealed the Spurs players held a two-hour summit to discuss their faltering season after last Saturday's 4-0 defeat against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
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Spurs head coach Tim Sherwood pulled few punches as he publicly lashed out as his team following their humbling against Jose Mourinho's title contenders, with Brazilian Sandro confirming the angry sentiments of the coach resonated within the dressing room.
"We spent more than two hours in a meeting amongst the players and we said what we had to say," Sandro said ahead of the Europa League clash against Benfica at White Hart Lane on Thursday.
"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 [on Saturday].
"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.
"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.
"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.