Eric Dier says Tottenham need to “be humble” and work harder to turn around their poor run of form.

Spurs suffered a surprising

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Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino calls for patience after their shock exit to Colchester in the third round of the Carabao Cup

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino calls for patience after their shock exit to Colchester in the third round of the Carabao Cup

Pochettino admitted he is already planning to make transfers in January to boost his squad.

Spurs laboured to a 0-0 draw after 90 minutes against Colchester, before bowing out on penalties, as Tom Lapslie hit the winning spot-kick after Christian Eriksen and Lucas Moura missed in the shootout.

“We controlled the whole game, they had no shots on target,” Dier said. “We weren’t good enough in their half, every player, we weren’t good enough at making the final pass or final run to finish off our plays and score.

“I think we controlled the game, started well, on the front foot from the beginning but we got a bit sloppy in the final 10 minutes before half-time.