Pochettino reveals whether Champions League qualification affects new signings

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur qualified for the Champions League last 16 in style on Tuesday, at the expense of their fans’ heart rates.

Spurs needed to match any result gained by inter Milan at the San Siro against PSV.

Pochettino’s side could only secure the draw at the Camp Nou against Barcelona, despite creating a whole host of chances.

Luckily, PSV came to the North London side’s rescue and took a point from Inter Milan, securing Tottenham’s route to the knockouts.

Spurs became the first Premier League club ever to not buy a single player in the summer transfer window.

With the winter window fast approaching, one journalist asked Pochettino whether qualification to the knockout rounds of Europe’s biggest competition would mean new faces in January.

Spurs fans will be hoping for at least a couple of new names, especially taking into account the fact that many may leave on a free come the summer.

Pochettino didn’t reveal whether he had signings in mind, but did day that the Champions League would have no affect.

He said (Football London): “No I think that is not going to change our mind. Of course, it is so important for the club on both sides – in sport and on the financial side. It is a fantastic achievement for the club. I think the perception outside is fantastic and of course we fully deserve to be in the last 16. But the impact is massive in all the aspects and that is not going to change our mind. We will see what happens in January. Like I told you before, we will see. We are always open to improve.”


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