Tottenham Hotspur defender Vedran Corluka is confident both he and Luka Modric will answer their critics and help the north London club recover from their dismal start to the season.
Both Corluka and Croatia colleague Modric have come under fire following their disappointing starts to life at White Hart Lane.
Corluka joined from Manchester City in August, while Modric was a £12million summer acquisition from Dinamo Zagreb.
However, neither player has been unable to inspire a lack-lustre Spurs side, which has suffered its worst start to a league season since 1912.
"Luka and I will prove ourselves under any circumstances," said Corluka. "We all need to get over our start - we haven't lost self-confidence."
Meanwhile, Corluka has leapt to the defence of Juande Ramos and claims the under-pressure coach should not be made a scapegoat for their troubles this season.
He added: "People always talk about replacing coaches after a few losses, but I don't think so."