Manager Harry Redknapp has admitted he is concerned by Tottenham Hotspur's rapidly stalling attempt to pull themselves clear of relegation danger.
Spurs failed to climb out of the bottom three after losing 1-0 to a stoppage-time goal at Wigan Athletic on Sunday.
Redknapp has now seen the momentum gained when he took over from Juande Ramos in October ebb away as Spurs are now without a league victory in five games.
"If you look at the results of Tottenham over the last year you have to be concerned," he said.
"Look back to the end of last season after the Carling Cup and see how many points they have got.
"They had two points from eight games when I came here. How do you get two points from eight games?
"They (the players) put the club in it, so it is up to them to get us out of it.
"There is plenty of flair, but we are in a relegation scrap and we need some men and some characters to get us out of it, that is what you are looking for when you are in the position we are in.
"We've got some but not enough. You'd put your life on Jonathan Woodgate, Michael Dawson, Didier Zokora and Jamie O'Hara."