Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris is pleading with fans to stay patient following a disappointing beginning to Mauricio Pochettino’s reign at White Hart Lane.
Pochettino got off to a great start with two Premier League wins, but results have since dipped and the pressure is starting to mount on the former Southampton boss.
Last weekend’s 1-0 defeat at home to West Brom set alarm bells ringing, as did the 3-0 defeat against Liverpool at White Hart Lane, with a 2-2 draw at Sunderland sandwiched in between.
Lloris hopes a good result against Arsenal this weekend will change the mood, but says Tottenham are still very much a work in progress.
“We need time,” Lloris told reporters. “It is important there is confidence between the players, manager and staff, and we are still learning and trying to improve.”
Tottenham’s record against the ‘big four’ of Arsenal, Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea is not great, picking up just one point from 27, but Lloris hopes that will turn this weekend.
“The difference between the top clubs and Tottenham is that they are used to winning,” Lloris added.
“Confidence happens when you win the big games. We are hungry and want to improve. We are at the beginning but can see progress.”
Tottenham are priced at 4.31 to pick up all three points.