‘We had clear objectives’ – Postecoglou reviews Tottenham’s transfer window

The January transfer window is now closed, and it has been a fairly successful month for Tottenham by all accounts. With players coming in, and lots of fringe players heading out the door, Ange Postecoglou has told the press he is happy with the business, but revealed he just has one minor disappointment from the window.

Spurs started the month with a couple of early acquisitions, with Timo Werner joining on loan until the end of the season, and Radu Dragusin arriving from Genoa after a battle with Bayern Munich for his signature.

The pair have instantly improved the squad depth for Ange Postecoglou‘s team, and Werner in particular has had quite the impact, registering three assists already and starting every game for the Lilywhites (Transfermarkt).

Then, on deadline day, Spurs appear to have conducted a shrewd piece of business in signing 18-year-old Swedish wonderkid Lucas Bergvall, seeing off Barcelona to seal the deal.

Meanwhile, players like Hugo Lloris, Eric Dier, Ivan Perisic, Djed Spence, Sergio Reguilon, and Japhet Tanganga have all departed the club this month.

Ange Postecoglou
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How does Postecoglou feel about the transfer window?

So, is Postecoglou happy? Well, sort of. In his latest press conference (via Football.London), the Spurs boss revealed his one regret from the transfer window.

“The only disappointing one for us was that I felt there was a good opportunity for us, but the club didn’t feel it was right and he ended up going elsewhere. He went to Ferrari instead,” Postecoglou joked, in reference to Lewis Hamilton’s move in the Formula 1 world.

“I got you all going there didn’t I? I felt you needed something after a bit of a flat day yesterday,” he added.

Then, taking a more serious approach, Postecoglou continued: “We had clear objectives. We had a gap at centre-back after letting Davinson Sanchez go and getting Radu in was great. Getting Timo early also excellent. We’ve had injuries with Sonny away, and already he’s made a contribution.

“If we left it to the last day it takes time to settle. Both have settled well. With outgoings, we got some good loans.. With Alejo Veliz it’s great for him to get game time at a good club. Also players like Ashley Phillips and Alfie Devine got good loans.”

Spurs Web Opinion

I think we’ve had a brilliant window to be honest. Getting rid of some of the excess has been a real positive, and the players we have brought in are exactly what we needed. I’m very excited to see what we do in the summer now, as our recruitment has been spot on lately.

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