Pochettino makes honest assessment of his current Spurs squad

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On the whole, Tottenham fans would certainly be pleased with the club’s transfer business in the summer.

Not only did they manage to make some top signings but they also managed to retain the likes of Christian Eriksen and Toby Aderweireld, while also finding buyers for their fringe players.

Looking at the Tottenham’s squad at the moment, they have depth in every single position apart from in attack, with Troy Parrott still too young for one to expect him to make an impression with the first team this season.

However, Mauricio Pochettino has insisted that he doesn’t consider this squad to be the strongest he has had during his time at the club. He called on the players to prove their quality and surpass the club’s achievements of last season.

Speaking to Football.London, The Argentine said: “We will see at the end of the season. At the moment I don’t believe this is the best squad.

“But I think if you only see the results, playing in the final of the Champions League, it’s easy to say the better squad was last season’s squad because we got to the final of the Champions League.

“But we will see if we can repeat, or if we win some trophy, maybe we can talk about this is being the best squad.”

The Spurs manager once again discussed the disappointing performance against Olympiacos in midweek and reiterated that it was not a lack of quality that was the reason behind their poor showing but rather their attitude and mentality.

He added, “Yes they (the players) realise because they are clever. They are smart guys because it’s so easy to show in the first 45 minutes against Palace and the first 45 minutes against Olympiacos. It’s easy to demonstrate the difference.

“But it’s not about quality, it’s about the approach, mentality, intensity, being proactive. Attitude is everything in life and that is in the way we need to work to be sure that we’re being more consistent in our attitude.

“Attitude means to be proactive, to be focused always and responsibility is more individual because to be ready to go there and to fight, is about my individual preparation.

“But that is important but for different reasons I think we are improving and I think we have a massive room to improve and for sure I’m very optimistic that we are going to improve a lot.”

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While the performance in midweek was disappointing, Olympiacos is a hard place to go and a draw certainly isn’t a terrible result. The game against Leicester is now huge for Pochettino’s men. If they put in another slow, agricultural performance then it could set the alarm bells ringing. I believe Spurs will come out with a lot of intensity right from the start against the Foxes.

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