Pochettino reveals difficulty in convincing some players to come to Spurs

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Tottenham Hotspur failed to sign a single new player in the summer transfer window this season, and perhaps manager Pochettino has revealed one of the reasons why.

Spurs have needed a top class back up striker for Harry Kane for a number of seasons now, but those who have come and gone have failed to fit the bill.

Roberto Soldado, Vincent Janssen and Fernando Llorente have all been unable to successfully offer the England captain some clinical reinforcement.

Perhaps the failure of these latest three only adds to the difficulty of finding someone new, but Pochettino has claimed many simply don’t want to come and compete.

The Argentine boss told media that it was hard to convince players to play second fiddle to Kane.

By signing a new striker, Spurs are basically telling them that their job is to sit on the bench until Kane gets tired or injured.

This isn’t exactly an attractive prospect for many.

London Football News report Poch said: “Football is difficult to play with two or three strikers.

“But of course, when you want to sign another striker, they always say ‘why do you want me if you have Harry Kane?’

It’s true, and you’re right, that is the first question from the agents or the players when you meet the player, of course.”

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