Pochettino opens up on poor form, player problems, and how he plans to fix things

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur are in desperate need of an away win in the Premier League, especially after their disappointing loss to Liverpool last time out at Anfield.

Spurs took the lead in the first minute via Harry Kane, before Heung Min Son missed the chance to make it two after rounding the keeper and hitting the bar.

The Reds then fought back and scored through Jordan Henderson and Mo Salah to make it four defeats out of ten for Tottenham in the Premier League this season.

Spurs have just four wins in fourteen games across all competitions, as well as being knocked out of the Carabao Cup already, by League Two Colchester United no less.

Pochettino has opened up on the problems in North London as the pressure mounts this week, stating that player unrest and contract issues made the start of the campaign tough.

However, he insists that the club are looking for ways to fix things by adapting (Sky Sports): “Of course, we know we are responsible for turning this situation around and changing the dynamic to one of winning games again, but we are not worried. We are staying calm and working in the knowledge that, in football, these types of situations can happen.

“What’s happened is that in recent years we have always been a team which has won more than it lost, which is always high in the table, fighting with the top clubs despite having a different way of working. And, above all, reaching the Champions League final changed the profile of the club. People want us to be at that level again and we understand that.

“With a team that plays in the Champions League, a team in which 90 per cent of the players play for their national sides, it’s important to remember how important pre-seasons are. It’s important that the players arrive in pre-season so that we can work and create a positive dynamic.

“It’s something that this year, because of the circumstances, and the individual situations of some players regarding transfers and everything else, we didn’t have. We didn’t have the stability and we started working late on trying to find that dynamic, which has affected how the players have performed on the pitch.

“The most important thing is to try different things, to look for the right connection and the chemistry we need to help us find our strength and solidity again.

“It’s a constant search. When things are going well, it’s a search to maintain it, which is difficult as well, but when things are not going well and results are not good, it’s a question of finding the formula that gives balance to the team and allows you to get the results you want.

“I am happy with this squad and I am happy with the players. But what we are trying to do right now is find the right dynamic, so we are strong enough to start taking more points and start getting the right results

“You have to try to get the best out of every squad. I believe that our responsibility is to adapt to what we have. It’s true we are still searching for the best way of performing well and getting better results, but we hope this period will be as short as possible and that the team will soon start performing as we believe it can.”

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