Tottenham Hotspur were certainly busy in the transfer market this summer, a stark contrast to their activity over the past season.
However, while Spurs brought in Jack Clarke, Tanguy Ndombele, Giovani Lo Celso, and Ryan Sessegnon, only one of the four has actually featuredfor the Lilywhites.
Tanguy Ndombele played a hefty chunk of pre-season, as well as the opening Premier League fixture against Aston Villa, in which he scored the equaliser.
Meanwhile, Clarke is out on loan to Leeds, Lo Celso is bedding into the squad, and Sessegnon is recovering from an injury.
However, even though Ndombele is far ahead of the others and scored on his debut, Pochettino is certainly managing expectations with regards to the midfield enforcer.
He claims that it could be a year before Tottenham see the best of the young man, as he gets used to a new league and new country.
Luckily, Poch has the experience of Sissoko and Winks to turn to when needed in central midfield.
Pochettino said (Football London): “To score in the first game, on his debut, was an amazing thing for him to build his confidence. We expect to provide him with more tools to improve and learn. We are not going to judge too much in his performance. He needs time, players that in the past maybe need one season to settle in the team and learn. He’s now playing in the team and scoring and for me the performance was very good. We are so happy but we cannot add pressure on him. He needs to be part of trying to help the team, not the player will arrive and be decisive and key to winning. It’s important to know. He’s still young and he’s going to start his third season like a professional and we need to be careful for him.”
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