Tottenham are unbeaten domestically but suffered European disappointment in midweek.
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino
Clive Allen has told The Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast on talkSPORT that was broadcast on November 23rd 2016 that his current concern about Tottenham Hotspur is that their performance levels have often simply not been good enough this season.
Mauricio Pochettino's men have made a mixed start to the campaign. Though they remain unbeaten in the Premier League, they have only won half of their games and their Champions League journey only has one fixture left after their defeat to Monaco on Tuesday ended their hopes of qualifying for the next stage of the competition.
But Allen has suggested that it is not just the results that should be concerning Pochettino ahead of a massive game against Chelsea this weekend.
"The one thing that's concerning at the moment is the type of performance they're putting in," he told talkSPORT.
Clive Allen, during his time as Spurs coach
"Even at the weekend, I think they didn't play particularly well against West Ham. They did get a great result. I thought they've had a couple of good performances this season: one against Man City and then the game against Arsenal, but they've not been consistent."
Though the European disappointment will be difficult to shake off, Tottenham perhaps deserve to be cut some slack when it comes to their domestic form.
Tottenham's Dele Alli looks dejected at full time of the game against Monaco
Before last season, Spurs would have been major outsiders to even mount a title challenge, let alone prove to be one of the main protagonists as the season began to reach its conclusion.
So it is arguably understandable that they are yet to hit top gear this season given the disappointment they would have inevitably felt having come so close to glory last term.
And yet, the fact that they have managed to come through this period unbeaten despite being under-par on many occasions surely highlights just how much quality there actually is within the squad.