Tottenham assistant manager Joe Jordan insists they must learn to cope after European games, if they are to finish in the top four for the second successive season. Spurs earned their first Barclays Premier League victory in five games with a 4-2 demolition of Blackburn at White Hart Lane.
Tottenham's glorious 3-1 home win over Inter Milan in the Champions League was followed by a 4-2 defeat at Bolton and a 1-1 home draw with Sunderland and Jordan admits it is something they have to look at.
"It is something we have got to improve on," said Jordan. "After the last European night a lot of teams struggled a bit. Chelsea did, we certainly did, Man Utd got a late goal and Arsenal got beaten at home. It is something that is an extra demand.
"But to do that again we have got to show consistency and in the games that we have not collected the points, we have not been consistent.
"Successful teams are those that when they are not playing as well as they can, still win the game. On one or two occasions in those batch of games we have not done that.
"Our fourth place last season was merited. We have not picked up the points this season that I think our play deserves. There has been a lot of good football played both home and away."