Jan Vertonghen suggests reason for Tottenham's recent inconsistency

Tottenham Hotspur defender Jan Vertonghen has suggested a reason the side have been inconsistent this season.

Tottenham Hotspur defender Jan Vertonghen has suggested a reason for the recent inconsistency of the team.

Tottenham have won two and lost two from their last four games, with the Belgian suggesting that a break in fixtures is the main reason the result have been up and down.

“Maybe we were unlucky that the international break came in between, but hopefully we can get back on track now,” he’s quoted by the Express.

“It is difficult to say what is missing. I don't talk about being unlucky, but we had a good first half against Newcastle last weekend, and we were the better team.”

Spurs have endured an extremely mixed season so far but the side is only three points away from the top six in the Premier League and five away from the top four.

One of the main problems for Mauricio Pochettino has been the fixture pile up, which has already accumulated forcing team changes.

That’s made it difficult for certain areas of the team to settle as the defence and midfield change frequently, although it has created a chance for players, such as Harry Kane, to suggest why they should be featuring on a more consistent basis.

Tottenham face a November, which includes another international break, with favourable fixtures.

The side faces Aston Villa this weekend before matches against Stoke, Hull and Everton in the Premier League, with games against Asteras and Partizan Belgrade in the Europa League.

It’s a great chance for the side to solve the problem which has followed Europa League games this season, with Tottenham having lost three out of four matches following European games this season.

Suggested reasons for inconsistency don’t matter, it’s about finding a way to get wins and put points on the board.

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