Tottenham Hotspur became the first club since the inception of the transfer window to fail to add a single player to their squad last summer.
The failure to add any fresh faces to the squad came in for heavy criticism from some circles, especially due to the amount of injuries that Mauricio Pochettino’s players have suffered this season.
It wasn’t just a case of failing to recruit, Spurs did not manage to shift any of their surplus players from the squad. Some have cited the inability to sell as one of the prime reasons that no new players were brought into the club.
In fact due to their trouble in fulfilling the home-grown/foreign player quota Tottenham had to leave defender Juan Foyth out of their Champions League squad.
Despite the fact that Tottenham have been linked with a whole host of names during the current transfer window, they are still yet to bolster their squad despite suffering injuries to key players.
Speaking in the pre-match press conference ahead of the game against Crystal Palace, the Argentine told Football.London, “It is (leaving Foyth out of the squad) always difficult and it is so painful and that is like I told you in the past many months ago, for different reasons our plan was different and we could not deliver the plan we wanted, the club could not deliver and that situation happened and that is so painful.”
“That is a mistake that we cannot repeat in the future. If we repeat a mistake it is going to talk very badly about us because it means we don’t learn about our mistakes. We need to care about how we build the squad.”
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