Tottenham Hotspur captain Younes Kaboul says that the players need to show more character.
Spurs threw away a lead against Newcastle United at the weekend, and Kaboul feels that this is a problem that needs addressing by the club as quickly as possible.
The North London side had gone into half-time 1-0 ahead, but conceded just seconds into the restart and at that point Kaboul said he felt Spurs would lose.
“Do we need more character in the squad? Maybe, yes," he said to London24. "When you concede a goal straight away coming back on the pitch, you need to reply immediately.
'You need to send a big sign that we’re here, and say ‘ok, you scored early and we’re going to reply to you straight away. We looked beaten when they scored to make it 1-1, straight away it was another game. It was like the first half was last weekend - it disappeared. Then we conceded the second one."
Spurs have now lost three games at White Hart Lane in the Premier League already this season, and this is something which needs to change soon if they are to meet expectations.
Hopes were raised that they may have been able to break into the top four under Mauricio Pochettino's stewardship, but he has struggled to change the side's fortunes around.
The Lilywhites have consistently disappointed in recent times and this season is threatening to be another mediocre one.
Spurs are already playing catch-up on being able to make it into the European spots and only a drastic up-turn in performances will enable them to achieve a top-six finish.