Published: Fri, August 10, 2018
Sports | By Angie Alvarado

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino happy with squad despite no signings

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino happy with squad despite no signings

"If we are happy with our squad and can not improve our squad, sometimes it's better to keep our squad together".

Tottenham reportedly made an offer of £25million for the 22-year-old, who recovered from a kidney problem last season to shine for the Midlands outfit as they reached the Championship play-off final.

Mauricio Pochettino ended last season seemingly hopeful of retaining the bulk of his squad but also keen to bring in some new box office players to light up the club's new stadium.

Speaking about any possible incomings, the Tottenham manager said in a press conference: "I think it's so hard now". "I need their commitment, 25 players will full commitment but not only [for] one week, two weeks, one month". To keep our best players was our objective and goal and we have achieved that - at the moment, we will see what happens in the next 20 days in Europe.

Pochettino praised the work being done on the club's new ground and the training complex and in securing top players like England duo Harry Kane and Dele Alli on long contracts.

In an abbreviated trading period when English top-flight clubs collectively spent more than 1.2 billion pounds, there was one anomaly by the close of business on Thursday. Building a new training ground, finishing this summer the lodge was a massive investment. "It's a courageous decision".

"That maybe looks bad because of the perception and history of football but that is our decision - to keep the best players and to keep the squad".

"It was a unusual transfer market because I think until England was out (of the World Cup) no-one was moving". Then with Brexit it's worse because the cost is 30 per cent more. "It was hard for everybody and for us too". They need to give their best. If all the players today are thinking about a collective target, we can be competitive.

However, what is obvious is that if Jack Grealish does gain almost a triple-your-money pay rise, he's got Spurs' hesitancy to say thank you to. "That is the key this season". "I am the boss and if I expect from you to do something, then you need to provide it".

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