Tottenham fans would have been optimistic ahead of the new season after the club invested considerably into the squad in the summer.
In addition, given the fact that the club were set to begin the season at home after playing the majority of the last two seasons at Wembley, some Spurs fans would have even been forgiven for hoping the team could compete for the title with Manchester City and Liverpool.
However, it has been a less than ideal start for Mauricio Pochettino’s men, with the Lilywhites already finding themselves seven points off the Reds and five points off Manchester City after just four games into the season.
Tottenham skipper Hugo Lloris has admitted that the players are dissapointed with the start they have made, with the defeat against Newcastle leaving them particularly frustrated.
Speaking to Sky Sports, the Frenchman said, “Unfortunately we didn’t have the start we expected, even though we got good results against City and Arsenal away from home, we should’ve done better against Newcastle.”
“We all know the importance of home games and when I talk about consistency, we have to capable of winning that type of game. There’s now already a gap between [Manchester City and Liverpool] and us.”
Lloris also admitted that Spurs were missing something in comparison to the top two but insisted that it was too early to think about the objectives at the end of the season.
He added, “I think, at the moment, there’s something missing from us. We will see later in the season because things turn very quickly in football.
“The most important thing is we focus on ourselves, to get points, to get consistency in the league. And we will see where we are in the table in April, in March.
“That is the moment when you can win or lose European places or trophies. At the moment, we don’t want to lose focus with that type of question.”
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At this moment, Tottenham certainly look a long way off from challenging Manchester City and Liverpool. However, we do know that Spurs have tended to be slow starters to the season under Pochettino and tend to get peak towards winter. Once the new players settle in and the injured stars are back, I expect the team to go on a run and finish in third.
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