Pochettino Explains Real Reason Why Tottenham Didn't Sign Any Players This Summer

Sherman Parsons
August 10, 2018

"I think I want to make clear that all are fit, but maybe we need to care for some players and not push them to compete, not take some rash decisions with some players due to their background or for different reasons that we are assessing now after Monday".

But three months on the north Londoners have finished the summer without bringing in a single player - a first in the Premier League since the transfer window was introduced 15 years ago.

He added: "Of course maybe in the mind of everyone they will say, "Oh Tottenham didn't sign", but to sign for the sake of signing?"

Toby Alderweireld, Danny Rose and Mousa Dembele were all expected to leave this summer, and they still could if they are willing to move overseas. And then we keep the best players.

Pochettino insisted at the end of last season that Tottenham would need to show intent in the market to develop further, but he is still waiting for the first addition to his squad on the final day of the transfer window.

"It's true our targets are always the same level as Manchester United, Manchester City or Real Madrid but for different circumstances we can't achieve that". And then with Brexit it is worse because the cost is 30 per cent more.

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Tottenham were rather quiet in the summer transfer window but the Lilywhites managed to keep hold of key players such as Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen.

"I am so happy in the way they came back", said the Argentinian.

Pochettino does accept how the lack of activity might be viewed externally, but is happy with the club's vision.

The Tottenham manager had challenged his club to be "brave and take risks" when asked what Tottenham needed to do to improve their squad.

"Of course it's hard to understand for people in football that Tottenham didn't sign or sell players, but sometimes in football you need to behave differently", he said. When we were looking for options up front, we knew how important experience would be.

"If we are happy with our squad and can not improve our squad, sometimes it's better to keep our squad together".

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