Mourinho claims his Spurs squad rebuild is not yet complete – Hints at more signings

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Dom Le Roy

Jose Mourinho has admitted that he is happy with the way the Tottenham Hotspur squad has evolved since his arrival at the club but insisted that the team still needed some final touches to become complete.

Spurs were one of the busiest clubs in Europe during the transfer window, bringing in seven new players to bolster various areas across the pitch.

Almost all of Tottenham’s summer arrivals have hit the ground running and from the way they have started the season, there is every indication that Mourinho’s men are capable of challenging on multiple fronts.

The Tottenham boss rang the changes for their Europa League group stage opener against LASK on Thursday but that did not seem to affect the team in any way as they cruised to a 3-0 win over the Austrian side.

When asked after the game whether the squad is close to being complete, Mourinho insisted that it takes more time to put the final pieces to the jigsaw.

He told Football.London: “More than the squad it’s time to work, it’s time for evolution, time to affect the team. Not just the way we play but the way we think and sometimes the way we think takes more time than other things.

“I’m very happy with the squad. Of course next summer I will need to give another couple of touches but this is what you always do, improve your squad.

“You look for example to Liverpool, how many years Jurgen has been there, how many transfer windows he went to the market and improved the team.

“I think with us, I don’t want to try and compare us with Liverpool, of course not, but what we need now is time to work and to improve our dynamic at every level.”

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