Christian Eriksen, who was Tottenham's player of the year last season, has admitted the squad are still adapting to new manager Mauricio Pochettino's demands but is urging his Argentinian manager to give him a leading role in the team.
The former Southampton manager arrived at White Hart lane earlier this summer to replace Tim Sherwood with a remit to get the team into the top four of the Premier League.
Despite a dramatic 2-1 victory over 10-man Hull on Sunday 23 November, Spurs are still only tenth in the table, having secured 17 points from the first 12 games.
After scoring the last-minute winner on Sunday to cancel out Jake Livermore's early goal, Eriksen has urged his manager to give him a leading role -- after the Argentinian replaced at half-time in the previous two league games against Aston Villa and Stoke.
"It's something I wanted to show. In the previous two games I was pulled off after 45 minutes and, luckily, against Hull I got a little bit more," Eriksen said, according to Standard Sport.
"I enjoy the responsibility. I am a player who loves to have the ball. Luckily against Hull I had plenty of it and I tried to create some good chances,
"Every player wants to play more than 45 minutes but it's the decision of the coach. You have to work hard. I had the chance in this game and I showed that 90 minutes is good for me.
Meanwhile, the Danish international admits a lot of players are still yet to adapt to Pochettino's way but he is confident they have enough talent to overcome the struggling start they have made to the campaign.
"A lot of players still need to find our way -- myself included. We have some good chances and we play well some times, and we can take confidence with us from this game. We still have to work hard and improve a lot of things," he said.
"We need to improve, because we have some good games and bad games. When we become more stable, we will have a good season."