The Argentine trainer has remained positive despite an underwhelming start for Spurs but has called for an end to mistakes.
Tottenham are being punished for individual errors according to Mauricio Pochettino, with The Guardian quoting the Argentine’s call for his team to stamp out the costly mistakes that have blighted the team’s season so far.
The North London club have only picked up two points from their first three games and have been guilty of relinquishing leads against both Stoke and Leicester over the last fortnight.
With Pochettino sending his side out today in search of the first win of the season as Spurs host Everton at White Hart Lane, the former Southampton chief has stated there are still reasons for real optimism.
“It is true that individual errors are killing us,” Pochettino told The Guardian.
“If we have two points after three games, it is not because we have a lack of players or we don’t sign one striker or one goalkeeper, it is because we make some mistakes, like at Leicester or Stoke, after we were 2-0 up.
“This is not about signing a player, this is about competing much better and this is our focus now – to compete.
“The players will agree with me, which is good. We lost two points at Leicester. Come on, we scored and then we switched off.
“Never in football can you switch off for one second. The opponent can score or we can concede a chance if they deserve to but not because we give them possibilities, like Leicester, like Manchester United, like Stoke.
“You need to be strong, focused and never switch off. I am optimistic about the future. If we add some real quality players, I think our balance is better and if we only fix [the errors], it will be a great season.”
Tottenham fans could well get their first glimpse of Clinton N’jie today, with the former Lyon man set to take a place in the match-day squad if Pochettino sees fit.
The fixture will most likely come too soon for the club’s latest arrival Heung-min Son, who signed from Bayer Leverkusen in a bumper deal yesterday.
With the international break coming up, another negative result would have the Spurs fans frustrated and disappointed after four games.