What Poch said about January signings

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Tottenham famously made no new signings in the summer transfer window this year, the first ever Premier Club to achieve such a record.

Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino and chairman Daniel Levy decided to keep a settled squad, and were not prepared to sign players for the sake of it.

It is well known that Spurs made a last minute dash for Aston Villa star Jack Grealish, but failed in their endeavours.

With several first team injuries within the Spurs camp, and a relatively small squad as it is, Pochettino may look to freshen it up in January.

Poch has confirmed his desire to introduce new players to the Tottenham dressing room, but insists he will not bring someone in unless they are a top target.

The manager does not believe in losing out on one target and bringing in a replacement at the last moment.

The Daily Mail report Poch said: “One thing to make clear. All the coaching staff, managers, always want to improve the squad with signings and players from the academy because football is dynamic.

“Every six months you need to do something to refresh and to wake up, or to change the dynamic in the dressing room. Always.

“We tried to sign players but we could not achieve what we need or what we want.

“It is easy to say we are going to sign three players and, oh, look, the people are happy because we signed them.

“If you need to sign to make people happy or to be like other clubs that is not common sense.

“Maybe you have the money but not enough to sign what you need or want. Maybe the player you need is not on the market. Then you need to move on.”

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  1. I m in favour of the strategy formed by Mr Levy and Sr Pochettino.To incorporate young talented players to a good lower price. There are so many mistakes made by big spending clubs , who s not worth the very high prices.
    Without knowing the budgeted stadium ( which is priority ) figure and the reality, but somebody s got to go, if papers are correct in their assumptions.
    Still the sport is what attract us fans.
    Competition within the squad is important as is renewal and succesion.
    Mr Levy and Sr Pochettino has taken the club to a certain higher standard , and to go even higher ( League contenders and Champions league standard) the cheap prices might not be the answer but Good price/ Quality relation.
    Nobody important will surely not consider my suggestion, but I will feel considerably better by giving it to you any way , for free.
    1 We need a captain/ Leader by example with bad temper (Mala leche) who can torch a… when not performing.
    2 We need a midfield that is more powerful and creative than today , who are capable of attacking and provide the attackers with more oppurtunities.
    3 Sell: Vorm. Rose Wantaway. Alderweireld Wantaway. Dembele Wantaway (hate to see you go though) .
    Foyt, Onomah, Nkoudou, Sissoko, Llorente, Janssen not good enough.
    4 Need: (Dending on Lloris, Gazzaniga is 2nd or 1st GK) Unai Simon, Atleco Bilbao GK.
    Vanja Milinkovic Savic , Spal 3rd GK or Promote Alfie Whiteman to 3rd GK.
    Nikola Milenkovic , Fiorentina Def. ( Succed Alderweireld), Nathan Ake ,Bournemouth Def. (Succed Vertongen ), Ryan Ssesegnon , Fulham Def. (Succed Rose).
    Geoffrey Kondogbia, Valencia MF. (Succed Dembele ) Ev Leader /Captain. Christian Pulisic, B Dortmund MF, (creative and succed Onomah,Nkoudou,Sissoko) , Julian Brandt, B Leverkusen, MF, ( Creative and less expensive than Pulisic) .
    Timo Werner, Leipzig CF, (succed Llorente , Janssen) or Krystof Piatek, Genua, CF (Less expensive than Timo).
    All young ,established with big potential.
    And selling 10 buying 7 to a far better standard.
    Spurs fan since 1963. COYS.

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