Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane has called for the team to stop making excuses if they do not beat Everton this weekend.
Some members of the Tottenham squad have publicly complained that the atmosphere at White Hart Lane makes it hard for them to perform, but Kane doesn't buy into that opinion and insists that his team have no excuses if they fail to pick up the three points.
"Everton played as well last night and they were away from home so there are definitely no excuses for Sunday. It’s going to be a big game and we’re looking forward to it," he told London24.
Tottenham have lost four of their first six home games in this season's Premier League and it is an obvious area where they need to improve.
No team that wishes to challenge for the top-four can be so vulnerable in front of their own supporters, and Kane seems to know this.
The youngster has been one of the positives to come out of Tottenham's poor start, and he will be hoping to continue his fine form at the weekend.
It has taken Kane a while to break in Spurs' starting line-up in the league this campaign, but he has seized his opportunity with both hands.
Goals against Aston Villa and Hull City in recent weeks have meant that he is now the club's first-choice striker, with both Emmanuel Adebayor and Roberto Soldado struggling to hit the back of the net.
The 21-year-old has 10 goals in 16 games across all competitions and he is the major scoring threat in this current Spurs team.
It means that if Pochettino's side are to be able to beat Everton, then they will be relying on him to show his quality in front of goal once again.
Doing so will not be an easy task, though. Everton made a shaky start to the campaign, but they have rectified their faults and are now unbeaten in their last eight games.