Mauricio Pochettino admits Tottenham are lacking confidence as he prepares his side to face Everton at Goodison Park this weekend.
Tottenham travel to Merseyside for the second successive weekend having won just once in their past five Premier League fixtures, with the club currently in the bottom half of the division following last weekend’s 2-1 defeat at Liverpool.
Pochettino admits his sides difficult start to the season has seen their confidence diminish, though has called for Spurs to be positive against an Everton side currently enduring their own indifferent form.
Speaking at his pre-match press conference, Pochettino said: “We need to be positive, feeling that positivity makes us believe we can beat any team.
“At the moment we struggle a little bit in our confidence, we’ve dropped a lot of confidence that is only time.
“The most important is how we are going to finish, it’s not nice to see you in the middle of the table but that is a reality we need to accept.
“If you don’t accept the reality you are going to struggle. In our mind we know very well that we need time, to be strong, be solid and start to win because that is going to be the best thing for us.”
Pochettino’s preparations this week were boosted by Tottenham’s absence from Carabao Cup action, the club’s third-round exit last month giving his side the advantage of several days more rest compared to this weekend’s opponents, Everton beating Watford in midweek.
The Spurs boss admits it has been an important week as his side recover from a tough test at Liverpool last time out, and believes a win in Sunday’s clash will prove the ‘best medicine’ for his struggling side.
“It was an important week to recover the feelings after a tough game against Liverpool,” he added.
“We know very well it is our responsibility to deliver a very good job and very good performance on Sunday against a very good team like Everton trying to win because it’s going to be the best medicine to fix all.”