Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has said that he hopes that the forthcoming international break can help “change the dynamic” at the club.
Spurs go into the hiatus on the back of a week to forget as they followed up the Champions League humiliation against Bayern Munich with an equally desperate 3-0 defeat to Brighton on Saturday.
His misfiring stars will head out on international duty and Pochettino hopes it will help them regain their spark.
“You never know when you arrive in the moments, sometimes you are in a good dynamic and the international break arrives and it changes completely after two weeks,” the manager said.
“I hope that it helps us to change the air, change the dynamic or energy. It is still so early in the season, we have the belief, it is so strong the belief.
“The last four or five days were tough after Bayern Munich and today, but for all coaching staff this type of situation has happened. After five and a half years it is the first time that it is a really difficult situation.
“But for sure that is going to be an experience that we use to be stronger and that type of experience makes us wise, makes us a better type of person, a better group of players and staff.
“All together we need to bounce back because all that we care about is this football club. We need to feel the responsibility.”
Spurs host Watford in North London in their first game back from the international break.