Spurs disrupted pre season preparations

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Dom Le Roy

According to the standard Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino is already facing a pre season headache as he takes his squad, missing a plethora of star names, on the clubs pre season tour stateside.

Many of the squad have arrived stateside for our 10 day trip to the  US, but we are without France’s World Cup-winning captain Hugo Lloris and our eight losing semi-finalists from England and Belgium, who are not scheduled to return to training until August.

First team stars Christian Eriksen, Davinson Sanchez and Heung-Min Son, our other World Cup players, have travelled to the US for the friendlies against Roma, Barcelona and AC Milan along with 10 youngsters without a League appearance between them.

It is far from ideal preparation for the new season, which begins at Newcastle on August 11th and not what Mauricio Pochettino had hoped for when last December he said “Its so important to identify our targets and on July 3rd , when we start pre season and have them here. If not Its so difficult for them to help the team”

The article goes on to say that Spurs are seemingly paying the highest price for England’s unexpected success in Russia by losing Harry Kane, Kieran Trippier, Dele Alli, Danny Rose and Eric Dier — and of course the loss of Loris, Dembele,Vertonghen, and Alderweireld — for the most important part of pre-season.

The article adds that this is now the second year running, we have visited the US in pre-season without a new signing and again we are the only club among last season’s top six who are yet to do any business.

It concludes by saying that Daniel Levy has always preferred to leave deals late in the hope of finding value but points out that the  the situation must be particularly galling for Pochettino, who had repeatedly called for Spurs to change their approach.


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