Pochettino makes claim about new signings and says they may need 18-months to settle

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Tottenham Hotspur have been unable to truly utilise their wealth of new talent after a busy summer in terms of signings coming into the club.

Tanguy Ndombele was signed up as a new record transfer, while teenager Ryan Sessegnon came in from Fulham, and Giovani Lo Celso joined on loan from Real Betis.

While Tanguy has already seen a lot of action in a Spurs shirt, Pochettino has made sure not to hand the Frenchman too much too soon, dropping him against Liverpool last week.

Meanwhile, Giovani Lo Celso has yet to start a match for Spurs, despite coming on a number of times as a substitute.

Finally, Ryan Sessegnon hasn’t even appeared on the bench yet for Spurs after suffering from an injury, but is back in full training now.

Poch claims that he will not put too much responsibility on the new guys too soon and that they may need 18 months to settle at the club.

He said (Sky Sports): “It’s important not to put too much responsibility on the new signings. They have come to give the team certain qualities, but of course, we also understand that they are young players who have to adapt, and who, in Lo Celso and Ndombele’s cases, have come from abroad, from different leagues. The priority is adaption more than performance.

“There’s a lot of pressure for them but there are a lot of examples of young players, like Son and like many others, who have needed a season or a season-and-a-half in order to perform at the level that we want. These three players are not going to be the exceptions. They are not that.”

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  1. Oh really well then our scouts and our training team manager included need to take a massive drop in wages because this is just nuts. More excuses so no silverware this century when do the ticket prices go up key DL.

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