Luka Modric has admitted to being below par for Tottenham so far this season.
But the Croatia midfielder has vowed to be back to his best by the end of the month, blaming a spell on the sidelines with a leg injury for his lack of "rhythm".
Modric, who is currently on international duty, told his club's official website, www.tottenhamhotspur.com: "For me, I'm a little out of rhythm.
"I've had a couple of injuries this season and I'm not yet back into my rhythm but, in a couple of games, I'll settle down and play better.
"I just need to be fitter. It's been hard for me because I've had a couple of injuries but in a couple of matches I'll be back into full shape."