Tottenham star admits: "Fans are right to be unhappy with Spurs!"

Jan Vertonghen

Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen says that the fans are right to criticise their recent displays.

Tottenham's start to life under new manager Mauricio Pochettino has been inconsistent to say the least. With three wins, two draws and four defeats, Tottenham sit in 11th place in the Premier League table.

Last weekend's 2-1 home defeat to Newcastle has raised some question marks over Pochettino, and Spurs fans are desperate to see an improvement on the disappointment of last season.

Argentine Pochettino took some time to get things really clicking at Southampton and it looks like it will be the same at White Hart Lane as he tinkers and figures out his best line-up.

Despite that, fans are growing slightly impatient in their search for success, and centre back Jan Vertonghen says that the fans are actually right to be disgruntled.

"They have the right to expect things from us as players," he said. "We want to do well and they expect us to do well – they have expectations like we do and of course they have to express it in some way. I understand they were not happy with a defeat at home to Newcastle. Nor are we."

"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."

"We lost a bit of belief after the equaliser and maybe a bit of luck. But we are working very hard and we believe in each other. We are getting close to what we want," the Belgian added.

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