Mauricio Pochettino has said that he will use the January transfer window to try to ‘fix’ Spurs.
The Argentine is undergoing his most disappointing spell in English football, with Spurs having crashed out of the Carabao Cup at the hands of League Two side Colchester United on Tuesday night, drawing 0-0 after 90 minutes of play before losing 4-3 on penalties.
While Pochettino played a number of young, inexperienced players, including Japhet Tanganga, Oliver Skipp and Ireland U21 international Troy Parrott, there was still plenty of quality within the Spurs ranks, including Lucas Moura, Dele Alli and Eric Dier.
Not only are they already out of the League Cup, but the North London outfit have also had a less than impressive start to the season in both the Premier League and Champions League, picking up just eight points in the league, and drawing their opening European game against Olympiakos, conceding two goals in four of their eight games in all competitions.
Speaking after Tuesday’s penalty defeat at the JobServe Community Stadium, the Spurs boss said he is hoping to ‘fix the situation’ in January.
“We are working so hard to put everyone on the same page,” Pochettino said.
“Only we need time. January is going to be a good opportunity too to fix this situation and the next one. That is the problem when something happens that you cannot control.
“It means we are human and in football to keep the successful period in football you need to be different every season and find different solutions. We need to do something different and we will do that.
“We lost the game by penalties and today was about winning. When you play at this stage, it’s not about the performance but the result.
“That’s the beauty of the competition, always something can happen. We wanted to go further but we are out.
“When you have an unsettled squad always it’s difficult and you lose time and then you need time to recover the time you lose. That’s where we are.
“Maybe our performances are good but you need this extra, which is mental, connection, it’s energy to be all together, not to have different agendas in the squad.
“We need time again to build that togetherness that you need when you are competing at this level.”