Spurs boss Nuno Espirito Santo has “completely and utterly” lost the dressing room, according to Paul Merson.
He also claims Daniel Levy could even look to sack him during the international break if Tottenham lose to Aston Villa this weekend.
Spurs began the Premier League season brightly, topping the table after three games.
However, their form dropped after the international break, with three heavy league defeats in a row.
Worse still, Tottenham suffered an embarrassing North London derby defeat where they were second best.
Arsenal scored three goals in the first half of last week’s Emirates clash en route to a 3-1 win over Spurs.
And though Spurs beat Mura 5-1 in the Europa Conference League in midweek, this only came about after Nuno brought on the big guns.
Merson, who managed Walsall in the mid-2000s, believes Nuno is going through what he went through before the Saddlers sacked him.
“Nuno has lost the players at Tottenham and if they lose this weekend I don’t see how he survives the international break,” he wrote in the Daily Star.
“I think he’s got 90 minutes against Aston Villa to turn it around.
“Daniel Levy is no mug. He knows when managers are up against it with the players.
“You can tell. Nuno has lost the dressing room already. Completely and utterly. They don’t seem that interested.
“I’ve had it at Walsall. We got beaten 5-0 in my last game and you know. You know when the players are not having you.
“Nuno will know he’s bang in trouble. He’s sweating on these players.
“If he turns it around after what happened against Arsenal he’ll have done an unbelievable job.”