Antonio Conte admits he is starting to "understand" how bad the situation has become at Tottenham.
Spurs delivered an insipid performance in Thursday's 2-1 loss to Slovenian side NS Mura.
Conte has stressed that he is not a "magician" and will need time to fix Tottenham's problems.
"I must be honest and tell you that after three and a half weeks, I am starting to understand the situation," Conte said. "I can tell you that the situation is not simple.
"It is not simple because in this moment, for sure, the level of Tottenham is not so high. There is an important gap to the top teams in England. Of this we must not be scared. I am here to work, here to improve the situation.
"I know that in this moment we need to have patience, time and I am here because I know there are problems to solve. After three-and-a-half weeks, I am happy to stay here but at the same time I must be honest and tell you we need to work a lot to improve the quality of the [current] squad. We are Tottenham and Tottenham in this moment, there is an important gap."