Tottenham Hotspur signing Ben Davies has been attempting to explain why the side have not yet hit full gear.
And he believes it is because the squad are still in adjustment mode, in regard to their new manager's style.
He told The Mirror: "We are still learning the way that we want to play. It’s just completely new to a lot of the boys. But we are getting there.
"I am sure when we know 100 per cent exactly what he wants, we will be a top team.”
Tottenham have not won a Premier League match since August, drawing two and losing two of their last four matches - and have drawn two Europa League games in that time.
Their only intervening win came against Championship opposition Nottingham Forest.
Davies, speaking personally, suggest the Spurs players and Pochettino are not yet on the same page as they attempt to improve, and it's simply because they do not fully grasp his methods.
They are not the only side in similar circumstances. Manchester United's players are learning as they go with new manager Louis van Gaal, and have the same number of points as Spurs with eight, half of leaders Chelsea's 16.
It's hard to say whether Spurs will reach a point when they feel they have 'got' what Pochettino wants out of them and they feel like they are moving forwards, but right now simply a win would do, and seeing off in-form Southampton would be a vital confidence boost.