After an ugly 2-1 loss to Slovenian underdogs NS Mura in the Europa Conference League, Tottenham manager Antonio Conte said that his team's standard is "not very high."
To avoid crashing out of Europe's third-tier competition, Spurs will most likely have to beat Rennes at home in their final group encounter.
They can't reach Rennes at the top of the group, which means they'll be relegated to the last 32, while the group winners will be ushered into the last 16.
"After three weeks, I am starting to understand the situation. It is not simple," said Conte. "At this moment the level at Tottenham is not so high.
"I must be honest and tell you that after three-and-a-half weeks, I am starting to understand the situation. I can tell you that the situation is not simple."
"Someone (might) think that a new coach arrives and Conte won in the past and then I am a magician. But the only magic I can do is to work," he added.
"To bring work and work to improve, to bring my methods, my ideas of football. But we have to understand that we need time."