Hull City midfielder Tom Huddlestone believes that his former club Tottenham Hotspur are experiencing the same sort of problems to what the Tigers currently are.
Both teams have failed to live up to expectations at the start of the season, and Huddlestone believes that the situations the two sides find themselves in are quite similar.
Hull raised the bar last season, where they backed up a strong league campaign with a good FA cup run and, after a high spending summer, there was widespread optimism around the KC Stadium.
At the moment, though, this positive attitude as been rather dented with the side only being able to pick up 11 points from their first 11 games.
Spurs have also quashed their supporters' excitement after their poor start.
The Lilywhites went into the campaign with a new manager in charge in Mauricio Pochettino, and there was hope that this would be the fresh start the squad needed.
However, after a dire opening to the campaign, they are currently in 12th position and showing a number of frailties throughout their side.
Huddlestone believes that it could take a while for the team to start performing at their optimum levels, too, as the team still need to adapt to Pochettino methods.
"I think there are weaknesses in every team and Tottenham are no different," Huddlestone said to FourFourTwo. "I think they’re quite similar to us. They probably haven’t had the start to the season that they would have liked or perhaps expected.
"They've possibly had a similar problem with having a few new players, especially since they’ve changed managers as well.
"He [Mauricio Pochettino] will have a different philosophy to what a lot of the players have been used to before – the way he wants to keep the ball and close the ball down - so I guess it could take time for them to buy into that as well."
Hull meet Tottenham this weekend where Huddlestone will be seeking to pill further misery on Spurs.
The central midfielder performs a key function for Steve Bruce's side, and he will need to be at the top of his game if they are to get a win.
Huddlestone has a passing ability which is second to none, and only his lack of mobility has stopped him reaching the very top of the game.
He is covered for that lack of pace at Hull, though, who have decided to build a team around his talent.
Many actually feel that Huddlestone would have been able to offer Spurs something at this moment in time, but it is unlikely that he regrets moving away from White Hart Lane.
Huddlestone will now be hoping to put his current club on the same number of points as the Lilywhites by beating them on Sunday.