Tottenham defender Jonathan Woodgate has promised that the club's players will continue to give their full backing to beleaguered head coach Juande Ramos.
Spurs have taken only two points from their opening eight Premier League games of the campaign and are rooted to the foot of the table following the 2-1 defeat at Stoke City.
However, former Leeds United and Real Madrid defender Woodgate said: "He's still the manager and hopefully he'll continue to be.
"We'll stick by the manager no matter what. We've played well at times, but this season we haven't cut it. The buck stops with the players.
"We're bottom of the Premiership and it's not nice at all. We're hurting inside but we have to stand up and get ourselves out of this mess that we've got ourselves into."
A newly-formed fans group have planned a mass protest for Sunday's game against Bolton Wanderers at White Hart Lane, calling on chairman Daniel Levy to resign.
The only points Spurs have secured so far this season came from draws against Chelsea and Wigan Athletic and Sunday's loss at the Britannia Stadium was their third successive defeat.