Hull City midfielder Tom Huddlestone insists the international break came at just the right time for the Tigers.
Hull sit 14th in the Premier League table and have only picked up two wins all season with just one of those coming in their last nine outings.
Steve Bruce’s side left off on a bad note prior to the international break after allowing promoted Burnley to claim their first win of the campaign.
Huddlestone believes that the break fell perfectly for the squad and has provided them with the opportunity to reflect and work on certain areas.
The Tigers face Huddlestone’s former club Tottenham this weekend and the England international hopes to take advantage of their recent troubles.
Huddlestone said: “It’s nice to get the break in. We’ve had 10 days now to work on things.
“Obviously a lot of the lads are away but the feeling straight after the game (at Burnley) was wishing there was a game on the Tuesday night to go and try and put it right.
“I’m usually my harshest critic anyway. I think you’ve got to be honest with the fans. There’s no point in sugar-coating a performance like that.
“On the other hand you can’t get too down after one result. We weren’t shouting from the rooftops when we got a draw at Anfield and at the Emirates!”
Hull are priced at 3.27 to win at the KC Stadium against Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham, who are available at 2.19 to secure the three points.