'It's a work in progress' - Spurs star urges patience with Pochettino

Christian Eriksen

Tottenham Hotspur's Christian Eriksen believes that Mauricio Pochettino is the right man to turn things around at White Hart Lane.

Tottenham Hotspur's Christian Eriksen admits that the squad are still trying to adapt to Mauricio Pochettino's methods as manager, but he feels they will get it right if they are given time.

Spurs have disappointed since the start of the season, with their defeat to Newcastle United last weekend being particularly deflating. 

It is a run of form which has seen pressure grown on Pochettino to start making an impact after being brought in over the summer, but Eriksen believes that patience is required at this time. 

“As players, we are all trying to adapt to Mauricio’s new style of play and we won’t know everything straight away," he said to the London Evening Standard. "It is still a work in progress but, hopefully, we won’t take too long to get it right.

“We could have done better in some games. We have had some good results but some disappointing defeats too, although it is easy to forget that we are still working with a new manager.

“You can already see that we are starting to play the way he wants us to, and the more we work together, the better the results will be."

Spurs have already lost three games at White Hart Lane this season and their home form is the first area where they need to improve. 

Their performances overall have also been far from convincing. The squad lack a goalscoring threat up-front, whilst their defence has also been shown up against the top teams in the division. 

Eriksen, himself, can play a big part in turning the side's season around. The Dane is one of the club's star players and if he can find his optimum performance levels then they should pose much more of a threat than they currently do.

Their first chance to bounce back from their defeat to Newcastle comes against Brighton and Hove Albion tomorrow night, before they face an off-form Aston Villa side in the Premier League this weekend. 

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