Mauricio Pochettino eyeing improvement against Aston Villa

Mauricio Pochettino the Spurs manager directs his players during the Barclays Premier League match between West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur at Boleyn Ground on August 16, 2014
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Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino is adamant that his side need to get back to winning ways in the Premier League after a recent run of poor form.

Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino feels that it is vital for his players to improve their form in the Premier League following their recent slump.

Spurs have lost back-to-back games in the top flight to Manchester City and Newcastle United, which has seen them slip into the bottom half of the table.

Pochettino told the club's official website: "We played well for the first 45 minutes against Newcastle but we had a lack of concentration at the beginning of the second half and that changed the game. After that, it was difficult.

"It's important that the players realise the situation and what we need to improve. It's always good to be honest.

"Maybe it's a tough period but the only way to move forward is to work hard every day and believe and I believe in our skill, our way and our philosophy."

Pochettino's side face Aston Villa at Villa Park in their Premier League match on Sunday.

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert and assistant Roy Keane look on during the pre-season friendly match between Mansfield and Aston Villa at the One Call Stadium on July 17, 2014
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