Pochettino unfazed by Spurs’ quiet transfer window

Mauricio Pochettino not expecting Tottenham signings before 5pm but insists he is happy with players he has

Mauricio Pochettino not expecting Tottenham signings before 5pm but insists he is happy with players he has

[So is] building a stadium that is almost £1 billion - that is true, don't believe £400 million.

"Of course it's hard to understand for people in football that Tottenham didn't sign or sell players, but sometimes in football you need to behave differently", he said in his press conference earlier today, as per The Mirror.

Tottenham fans were hoping the club would build on last seasons encouraging campaign that saw them finish third in the Premier League table by bringing in some top quality additions this summer to strengthen what is already a very talented young squad. And if they don't play then I don't want them to give up and start to say: 'The gaffer is a bad guy.' It's not a drama - drama is another thing.

"It maybe looks bad [not to sign anyone] because of the perception and because of the history of football, but that is our decision - to keep the best players and to keep the squad". They couldn't even sign a player from the Championship. "It's a courageous decision".

Nonetheless, Pochettino insists he is happy with the situation.

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Speaking about any possible incomings, the Tottenham manager said in a press conference: "I think it's so hard now".

Pochettino continued: "It was a odd transfer market because until England was out [of the World Cup] no-one was moving". Then also with Europe having more time until the first of September to do deals, it was all so quiet.

According to Pochettino, Brexit has added another 30 per cent on to the cost of building their state-of-the-art new stadium, which will host it's first official game next month.

"We try to be competitive. That is the key this season".

There could still be exits, though, with Rose, Dembele and Alderweireld all able to leave before the European transfer window shuts at the end of August. It's about if you really need them or not and then if you can get your target or not.

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