Pochettino claims squad are fully focused

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Dom Le Roy

Jan Vertonghen, Toby Alderweireld, and Christian Eriksen, who have been among Tottenham’s best players over the last few years, are all into the final year of their contracts with the club.

While Vertonghen has made no secret of his desire to sign an extension (Goal.com), the negotiations over new contacts with Alderweireld and Eriksen are far less clear.

The likes of Victor Wanyama (talkSPORT)  and Serge Aurier (Calcio Mercato) were also linked with a move away from the club in the final few days of the transfer window.

Pochettino admitted when the transfer window was open that several players were unsettled and that it was affecting his preparation for matches (Sky Sports).

Thankfully for Tottenham, they managed to hang onto all of their stars beyond the transfer deadline.

With the window now shut, Mauricio Pochettino has claimed that all the players are now fully committed to the cause despite irrespective of the length of their contracts.

Speaking to Football.London, the Argentine said, “You never know. In football anything can happen. Now is a moment to talk about to be focused on improving our performance.

“Only the beginning of the season and a lot of time, of course a few players start the last year of their contract but that is in the hands of club and the club will take the best decision to be the best and competitive every season.

“The trust is massive. Now I think that for all of those players affected that’s in the past and the squad is so focused on trying to perform in our best way. At the end of the season we see what happens.

“Now theres still a lot of work to do. I am so happy now in the way we’re working and the commitment the players show whether it’s five years or two or one year left on their contract, they all show their commitment to the club.

“That’s very good news for us and the club. For sure were going to give our best and for fans and everyone to feel proud about us.”

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There is no doubt that all the players in the current Spurs squad are great professionals and it certainly sounds like Pochettino is happy with their commitment to the cause after the close of the transfer window. Eriksen is the only one who the club looks like he might potentially leave in January.

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