Spurs suffer mental block

TOTTENHAM midfielder Mousa Dembele has told his team-mates they must be better mentally prepared for games against “small” teams or risk missing out on Champions League qualification.

Spurs lost 3-0 to London rivals West Ham, in the relegation zone ahead of kick-off, on Sunday.

And Dembele believes taking teams for granted will damage their chances of a top-four finish.

“The top teams have to win these smaller games and you can see it’s the difference with the guys who become champions, they win these smaller games,” he said.

“It’s a mental thing. If we want to be there with the top four we need to win these games.”