Pochettino On Transfers

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Speaking all the way from Orlando, Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino has opened up on Tottenham’s relatively quiet transfer business so far this Summer.

Argentinian manager Mauricio Pochettino has insisted Tottenham are ‘calm’ despite not yet making a single signing during the current transfer window, in which all of Spurs’ rivals have splashed out majorly on reinforcements in comparison.

Speaking to ESPN in Orlando ahead of Tottenham’s International Champions Cup fixture against PSG tomorrow, Pochettino explained Tottenham’s relaxed transfer business, insisting that the current Spurs team needs only very little in the way of improvements. He said:

“For us we are so calm and so quiet because we have belief in our squad and our young players pushing from our academy.”

“We will add maybe a few players but we are so calm because I think we have a very good team and the most important thing for us always is the team.”

However, Poch did admit that next season provides a huge challenge, due in no small part to having to play all home games at Wembley while White Hart Lane is redeveloped into the new stadium, especially when partnered with the supposed rising strength of Tottenham’s rivals, who’ve been very active during this frantic transfer window.

“Next season is a big, big challenge for us.” He added. “For one, it’s because we moved to Wembley.”

“A different environment for us, a different pitch and stadium, all will be different for us. And it is true that we must change our idea because we were very comfortable playing at White Hart Lane.”

“And then, I think because the big sides are investing a lot of money in trying to sign players and trying to improve their squads.”

Despite this, Pochettino then went on to suggest that spending large amounts of money isn’t the only way to improve the club, explaining that in his position you need to be ‘creative’ and ‘clever’ as you go about your business. He said:

“It’s an exciting moment for Tottenham but it’s true we have a different philosophy. It’s not because we can’t invest but Tottenham now build a different philosophy to the big sides.”

“In football the money can help you build a better squad and bring players with talent but it’s not only money.”

“You need to be creative and be clever and it will be tough next season for us but we believe in the way that we play and the way that we work.”

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