Mauricio Pochettino has told reporters ahead of Tottenham’s pre-season friendly against Girona that he is ‘not relaxed’ about Tottenham Hotspur’s lack of transfer dealings.
The transfer window closes at 5pm next Thursday and Spurs remain the only Premier League club who are yet to bring in any new faces during the summer transfer window.
A whole host of players have been linked with a switch to Spurs, including Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish and Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha, but the stark reality is that we are about to start the season with no key additions.
Pochettino revealed that the club are trying to bring in new players and made an interesting comment where he suggested that he was not the right person to explain the reason why there have been no new signings, which reading between the lines, one can assume it is aimed at chairman Daniel Levy.
We all know Levy’s reputation to try and drag deals out and try and save a few quid with just minutes to spare before the window closes.
“Yes. We are working so hard but still we are like it’s the first day of the transfer window – with no signings,” he told a press conference.
“I think I am not the person to explain it.
“Of course, people expect the manager to explain that but, for different reasons, it’s been difficult to add players who can help us. But in the last week many things can happen.”
“I’m not relaxed because I’m a coach and you cannot be relaxed,” he added.
“I think you need to be confident and trust in the people we have and the way that we work.
“Of course, football is all about adding more quality every season like our rivals are doing.
“If we cannot do that, we need to try to be creative and, of course, the help of younger players will be amazing and they showed they can help us if, in the end, we cannot sign players.”
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