Tottenham midfielder Eric Dier says the squad are under no illusions they must improve but says they have the ability to do so. Mauricio Pochettino’s men were stunned by League Two Colchester United in the Carabao Cup third round on Tuesday evening, drawing 0-0 after 90 minutes, before being defeated on penalties.
Christian Eriksen and Lucas Moura both missed from the spot as Spurs’ poor run of form continued at the JobServe Community Stadium.
It means they have only won eight of their last 26 matches in all competitions, despite reaching the Champions League final in that time.
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After the game, Pochettino implied that all is not well at the club, with different factions emerging in the dressing room.
However, ahead of what could be a massive match against Southampton at home in the Premier League on Saturday, Dier says the squad are well aware of what they need to do to improve and is confident they can overcome their difficult patch.
“We’ve been through periods like this before, with this group together, and we know what we need to do to get back on track,” he said. “We need to be humble, be able to recognise what we need to do better – each and every one of us.
And work even harder than we have been to get things going in the right direction.”
Spurs are currently sat seventh in the Premier League table after six games and punters can use their free bet to back them to finish in the top four.