Tottenham Hotspur are back in action in a couple of days when they welcome Watford to the new stadium on Saturday at 15:00.
Both teams have a point to prove heading into the match, with Spurs coming off the back of some embarrassing results and Watford currently sitting bottom of the league.
Spurs lost 7-2 to Bayern and 3-0 to Brighton in their last two matches before the international break and the players and staff have had plenty of time to dwell on these results.
Pochettino and his players will now be determined to secure only their fourth win of the season from what will be their twelfth game.
With a Champions League tie against Red Star Belgrade and back-to-back Merseyside away trips against Liverpool and Everton, Spurs desperately need to start this run of games off with a win.
Pochettino has been looking ahead to the clash and believes it will be a tough game, but Spurs are ultimately their own worst enemies at the moment.
He said (Football London): “It’s going to be tough. We will fight against us, play against us. We are our own worst enemy. Then after the opponent. I am so happy, after today we expect arrive Sonny from North Korea this afternoon and the players react in a very good mood. We have talked a lot, individuals and collective.
“I was talking with the staff in a very honest conversation as always in these situations, trying to find the best way. In the end, our interest is Tottenham. Our objective is to put Tottenham in the place that Tottenham deserve to be. In the last five years and a half it has been all about praise for Tottenham, our stadium and facilities as well. It was nice to hear about us. When that turns a bit negative you have to listen and work hard to turn things to positive again. We work for a club and our fans want to be happy, they want to enjoy the team winning.
“In this type of situation, the most important thing is to be all together and show a strong face to the problems. Face the problems and talk a lot because the most important thing is that players feel support and trust from the manager. That belief is important. I trust 200 per cent in them and believe that they have the capacity and potential to win the games and turn this situation around. This type of situation happens at all clubs sooner or later. We have confidence that we have the quality. Only a matter of time to make things clear. We need to help them perform because they are the principal actors on the pitch who will provide the victories.”
Spurs Web Opinion:
Spurs have indeed been their own worst enemy this season. They should have held two-goal leads against Arsenal and Olympiacos. They should have killed off the Bayern game before the Germans got back into the tie. And they were certainly unlucky not to win at Leicester. If Spurs had shown a bit more desire and composure, we would be talking about seven wins from eleven, rather than three.
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