By Dominic Toner
Victor Wanyama believes that the Tottenham players must stick together through a difficult period.
The north London club are under the pressure for the first time this season after making an unbeaten start to the Premier League.
Spurs face an away match against their north London rivals on Sunday in the Premier League and are currently without a win in their last six games.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side slipped to a 1-0 home defeat against Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League on Wednesday and have been heavily criticised for their performance.
Wanyama feels that their recent dip in form is not down to confidence and instead is just a bad moment.
“No, I don’t think it’s a lack of confidence, it’s just that things are not working well and we have to stay together,” Wanyama said, as quoted by the club’s official website. “We know we’re in a bad moment, we have to stick together and it will come.
“Everyone is disappointed, we know we can do much better than this. We have tough games to come so we have to continue fighting.”
Wanyama, 25, completed a move to White Hart Lane in the summer from Southampton.
The Kenyan international has settled very quickly and cemented his place in the team, with Mauricio Pochettino favouring him as his first-choice defensive midfielder.
He has now made 14 appearances in all competitions and featured in every league game this season.
In other Tottenham news, Hugo Lloris has claimed that the club not be in a worse position right now.