Spurs achieved goal as Brexit influenced lack of transfers - Pochettino

Tottenham make £25m bid to sign 22-year-old – report

Tottenham make £25m bid to sign 22-year-old – report

"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.

Spurs failed to make an addition to their squad over the summer, meaning they will go into the new season with the same squad that finished the last one.

Real would have to make a huge bid to convince Tottenham to sell, although this is a transfer story that could rumble for the rest of the month because, unlike in England where the transfer window slams shut and Premier League clubs are unable to sign any players after 5pm on Thursday 9 August, the rest of Europe's top leagues are able to buy players right up until 31 August.

Pochettino's rallying cry at the end of last season calling on the club to be "brave" and "take risks" has not been seen in the transfer market. "Building a new training ground, finishing this summer the (player's) lodge was a massive investment".

The Argentine said: 'If we have all the squad thinking as individuals rather than as a collective, you can not succeed.

"Building a stadium that is almost £1bn". Then with Brexit it's worse because the cost is 30 per cent more.

"It's hard to understand for people that Tottenham didn't sign or sell a player, but sometimes in football you need to behave differently and we're happy with our squad", he said.

"You need to give your best to the position the manager says". If all the players today are thinking about a collective target, we can be competitive.

The Scotland worldwide was a key man during a loan spell at Villa Park last season, but as the Villans hit financial difficulty early this summer, they were unable to put anything in place that allowed them to keep the playmaker.

Toby Alderweireld, Danny Rose and Mousa Dembele have all been linked with moves away from Tottenham this summer, and Pochettino has asked for their "commitment" for their new season, which begins against Newcastle United this weekend.

But Pochettino believes the club have acted on his demand in a different way.

Recommended News

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.