Paul Pogba questioning the attitude of the players in the Brighton game has raised further doubts and Bailly insists they can still win the title this season and maintained they must respond for the manager.
Bailly told the Mirror: “What Paul talked about was the attitude of the players. I don't think we took it into the game. I think it was a bad day for all of the players, the whole team underperformed. We need to put it behind us.
“I can't guess what's going on in other players' minds but he is the manager and we have to listen to him and obviously perform better.
“It's a long championship, it's still early to say but I personally believe we can still win the title if we stick together and carry on working hard.
“It's good that we have a big game this week but, in my opinion, it doesn't matter that it's Tottenham because we just have to perform better than we did against Brighton.
“The boss has tried to prepare the team, get us back to our best and it was a good thing that we a two day rest after the Brighton game. We've worked hard after that this week and hopefully we'll get a better result on Monday.
“Beating Tottenham, winning on Monday, would send a strong message but not in terms of winning the title because it's still too early to talk about that.
"But it would send a strong message in terms of the morale of the whole team."