Pochettino hints Brexit influenced Spurs' lack of transfers

10 August, 2018, 14:06 | Author: Marlene Myers
  • Markus Henriksen of hull challenges Jack Grealish of Aston Villa during the Sky Bet Championship match between Hull City and Aston Villa at the KCOM Stadium

Nonetheless, Pochettino insists he is happy with the situation.

On how people interpreted his comments at the end of last season, Pochettino added: "I am responsible for what I told you or what I tell you but I can not be responsible for what you believe that I wanted to tell you".

"I don't want to be sarcastic and ironic".

"Building a new training ground, finishing this summer the lodge was a massive investment".

However, former Arsenal star Merson is backing the Gunners to finish outside the top four despite the influx of new talent in the 2018 summer transfer window. Then with Brexit it's worse because the cost is 30 per cent more.

" "It's not about adding because it's fashionable". It is better to keep [what you have].

Of course, we are open to improving but if you can't improve the most important is to keep your best team and players. "It's a fearless decision".

"It was a odd transfer market because I think until England was out (of the World Cup) no-one was moving. It was hard for everybody and for us too".

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This is a big season for Spurs with their move into their new ground, but I am not sure about how it will go for them.

"You need to give your best to the position the manager says".

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

Interesting to see exactly who does, and doesn't, make the Spurs starting 11 on Saturday.

But he urged them to knuckle down if they remain for the season, saying: "If all the players today are thinking in a collective target, we can be competitive".

"Football is a game where you need to be clever in how you set your principles, your strategy to try to win the games. That is the key this season".

Toby Alderweireld, Danny Rose and Mousa Dembele could still leave in the next few weeks, but Pochettino has been able to keep hold of the likes of Harry Kane, Christian Eriksen and Kieran Trippier.

Asked why the club have struggled to recruit players this summer, Pochettino replied: "The market was insane. I am the boss and if I expect from you to do something, then you need to provide it".

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