Manchester City midfielder Kevin de Bruyne says they must be "sharper" in attack after their 2-0 defeat to Tottenham.
City lost for just the second time this season, but of the 22 shots on Spurs' goal, just five were on target and Hugo Lloris had no difficult saves to make.
The Belgian feels losing players and the fast turnaround between games is not helping, either.
“I think we played well but missed that cutting edge," said De Bruyne.
“We kept to Tottenham to three or four chances - that's quite good - but if you're not sharp enough in front of goal, it's tough.
“It's been up and down for us with the players coming in and going out.
“It's hard for players coming back from injury to be sharp straight away.
“We're doing quite well in the first two thirds, but not as good in the last third but that will come.
“It's been difficult finding consistency. We need to be a bit sharper, but as I say, hopefully that will come soon."