It is time that Tottenham Hotspur players and staff took responsibility for under-performing, rather than blaming their troubles on their supporters.
Emmanuel Adebayor has stated today that Spurs players prefer to play away from home due to the atmosphere at White Hart Lane, but this increasing frustration is not due to misguided expectations.
Spurs fans have had to endure mediocrity for too long and the atmosphere of unrest at the North-London club is completely understandable.
Tottenham have created an expensively-assembled squad of players who are simply playing the blame game.
The supporters were unfairly blamed by Andre Villas-Boas as he lost control of the squad and Adebayor's opinion today will create a further disconnect.
This is a player who has a responsibility to galvanise the squad and, as vice-captain, he has only made the problem worse.
The Togolese striker should start taking a look at himself as the reason why Tottenham have under-performed rather than seeking excuses for his poor form.
Adebayor has just two goals to his name this season, despite leading the line for much of the campaign so far, and he is one of the major problems in the side.
Spurs fans sell-out White Hart Lane every week and remain one of the most loyal fan-bases in the country, despite having to watch their team fail to meet expectations consistently.
There is no other club in the country where this would be considered acceptable and Adebayor is totally misguided in blaming Spurs' home atmosphere for their poor form.
The players look so apathetic that it hardly surprising that a group of supporters who have seen them lose four times out of six in their first set of homes games in the Premier League are frustrated.
In any-case, a few chants from the stands is unlikely to stop the obvious defensive deficiencies in the team or their lack of a goalscorer up-front.
Tottenham players have been woefully inconsistent on the pitch so far this season, and Adebayor's comments today are equally as poor as his performances.
It is time that Spurs' players stop looking to pass the blame, and started to take some responsibility for their own failings, because, at the minute, they deserve every bit of criticism which comes their way.