Mousa Dembele
Mousa Dembele has just started two Premier League games this seasonReuters

Tottenham midfielder Mousa Dembele has claimed Spurs are yet to reach their top level as the players are still adapting to new manager Mauricio Pochettino's demands.

The Argentinian manager arrived to White Hart lane earlier this summer to replace Tim Sherwood after an impressive tenure at Southampton.

But even though the North London side had a promising start to the campaign, winning the first two Premier League games of the season, Pochettino's side struggled during the successive four games and didn't secure another victory until last weekend's win over Southampton.

Tottenham will visit Manchester City on Saturday 18 October, sitting in sixth place where they finished last season under Sherwood.

"Sometimes we still need to find our way but there are games when we have played very well such as Sunderland away and at Arsenal, as well as a few games more but we can still do better than this," Dembele said, according to Standard Sport.

"It's always something new when a new manager is in but we are in a good way and we are confident. The manager has spoken with everyone individually since he came here about aspects of our game."

Having being an important player during last season both under Andre Villas-Boas and Sherwood, the Belgium international has only started two Premier League games this campaign and is struggling to convince the new manager to give him a regular place in his starting line-up.

"You want to play every game, so it's a normal thing. This year I hoped I was going to play but then I have struggled with my ankle. If you don't play, it's not fun, of course."

Meanwhile, when asked about the Tottenham season target, Dembele said: "We want to finish as high as possible, so that is the top four, of course."