In terms of Tottenham’s 2019 summer transfer window compared to that of 2018, the off-season was a huge success for Spurs.
Back in the 2018/19 season, Tottenham failed to introduce a single new player, while they decided to splash out on four this summer.
Jack Clarke, Tanguy Ndombele, Giovani Lo Celso, and Ryan Sessegnon all came into the club during the most recent window, with two already earning minutes on the pitch.
Ndombele has racked up a goal and an assist in two games while Lo Celso came on for his debut late against Man City at the weekend.
However, Pochettino has now claimed that Daniel Levy made a massive mistake in the transfer window and the chairman realises it too.
Two seasons ago, 15 of the Premier League clubs’ chairmen decided to vote for moving the end of the transfer window to early August instead of two weeks after the season starts (Guardian).
The idea behind this had merit, to ensure that Prem squads were settled for the new campaign, however, no other major European league followed suit.
Now, although Spurs can’t sign new players, they could lose valuable stars up until September 2 when the window shuts for everyone else.
Poch claims that this was a mistake and that Levy realises the error of his vote (Football London): “I wasn’t in agreement [with the decision] but at that moment they believed that was best for the clubs.
“But I think he [Levy] and a lot of people now realise it was a massive mistake. I hope that we fix the problem for the next season.
“We need to go back and operate in the same way that they operate in Europe because I think it’s massive when you go to compete in the Europa League or Champions League.
“Champions League teams can create a problem for a team like us and it’s so clear that I cannot be happy as a coach that in the last three weeks clubs from Europe can unsettle your team. For me, it’s not common sense and we need to go back quick, hope they have a good conversation at the Premier League and go back quickly [to how it was].”
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