Jenas pinpoints Spurs failings
By Tom Adams
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Jermaine Jenas has called on Tottenham to toughen up on their travels.
Tottenham need to add guts to guile if they are to transform their shocking away form, according to midfielder Jermaine Jenas.
The former Newcastle man got Spurs off to the perfect start on Saturday when he scored after two minutes at Sheffield United, but the Londoners still collapsed to a 2-1 defeat.
Spurs' record on their travels now reads just one win in 13 games and Martin Jol has a huge task on his hands if he is to orchestrate a European finish as his side currently languish in the bottom half of the table.
Now Jenas has pinpointed a lack of steel as the major factor behind Spurs' struggles on the road this season.
"We have to be a bit more resilient," said Jenas in the Daily Mirror.
"We can't look at our away record as a fluke - it's something which has to be looked at.
"A fluke is a one-off and this hasn't been a one-off. We're not hiding away from the facts.
"We are completely aware of it and we are determined to change it.
"We've got the talent to come to places like this and win, but talent doesn't always win you games. You have to have more than that.
"Our ability will beat a lot of sides, but we need to start being stronger and more physical."