Hugo Lloris believes Tottenham’s rivals have no fear of playing at White Hart Lane anymore.
The France international goalkeeper is worried opposing teams have worked out how to nullify Spurs and that has left fans feeling frustrated.
Tottenham, who have lost four of their last five home League games, face Everton this afternoon and Lloris insists: “We need the fans behind us from the beginning because this is a really big game.
“If we continue to make mistakes and get punished we know the fans will get restless and we will get what we deserve.
“All the teams who come here know how to play against us. They all stay behind the ball and play on the counter-attack. We have a style that is a lot of short passing and sometimes that can bring opportunities for our opponents. We need to resolve this problem and be more firm on the pitch and try to find our confidence again.
“You can lose games but you need to show on the pitch from the beginning to the end that you have no regrets. In the last few games at home we have left the pitch with a lot of regrets.”
The crisis in confidence is so bad that Lloris admits Tottenham have shelved talk of a top-four finish.
He said: “We don’t even think about the top four at the moment. We have to find solutions first collectively for the team. We need to improve as a team first and then in the second part of the season we will get better.
“We need to have a humility and keep believing in ourselves and the club. It is our responsibility. It is frustrating for everyone. We are trying to find a solution and it’s the same for all the players and the coach. There are a lot of expectations here and we all have ambition. But we don’t have the time. We need results as quickly as possible.”
For Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino, the visit of Everton brings him up against his friend and rival manager Roberto Martinez.
He said: “We are close friends. He is a great manager and we have a very good relationship. I admire him because when he arrived here to play for Wigan he made his career here and then went on to be a manager and that is never easy.
“I always thought he would go on to manage because he’s a very clever person.”
Tottenham: (probable team) Lloris; Dier, Fazio, Vertonghen, Davies; Eriksen, Bentaleb, Mason, Lamela; Kane; Soldado.