Christian Eriksen admits that he is becoming frustrated by being short of his brilliant best so far this season.
The Tottenham Hotspur creator was part of the Denmark side which took on Portugal last night, but it was an annoying evening as he was powerless to help his side avoid defeat.
And Eriksen was very self-critical after the game, stating that he wants to become more influential on games.
“I was on the ball and should have brought myself more into the game," he said to the Danish media after the game.
“I am not getting the results in terms of goals and assists and that is not what I want. You can always hope to give your best but it was not one of those days."
Eriksen has scored just once so far during the campaign so far for Spurs and he will be looking to improve after the international break.
The 22-year-old established himself as Tottenham's key attacking talent towards the back end of last campaign, but he has fallen short time time around.
Eriksen has set high standards for himself, but whilst many others have improved under Mauricio Pochettino's stewardship he seems to have regressed.
It is still very early days for the Dane in the season and the expectation is that he will come good sooner rather than later, but it is clearly a run of form which has frustrated him and he must ensure that his confidence is not too low.
Spurs will be reliant on Eriksen being at his best if they are to cause an upset against Manchester City at the weekend.
Tottenham travel to the current Premier League champions looking to pull off a shock win and they will need Eriksen to make drastic improvements if they are to avoid a defeat.