Jose Mourinho says he ought to be given time to make his mark as Tottenham manager.
Mourinho took over following the sacking of Mauricio Pochettino and is expected to add to the squad during the transfer window.
Speaking at a press conference, the former Chelsea boss warned against short-termism as the club look to turn their season around.
“Everybody in the club wants to give the team the best conditions,” he said when asked about possible new signings.
“But at the same time, the world doesn’t end at the end of this season.
“We have a few months until the end of the season to fight for results, but nothing ends in the end of the season. The end of the season is just the end of a first period.”
And Mourinho believes Liverpool’s progress under Jurgen Klopp underlines why patience is important.
He said: “Yesterday I was watching the Liverpool match and I think I was watching the best team in the world in this moment.
“Then I googled it just to confirm: Jurgen arrived October 2015, I think eight transfer windows, lots of players leaving, lots of players coming, and time for him to put his philosophy, to put his training methods, to put his fingerprints.
“Beautiful results as a consequence of fantastic work, step by step, phase by phase.
“I think in the first season they finished something like sixth or eighth and four years later they are not just world champions, I think they are the best team in the world in this moment.
“So, no panic. Calm. I have experience. The club has lots of experience. But calm does not mean we don’t want to win the next match. We always want to win.”