Pochettino praises Spurs' 'massive' summer effort retain Kane and other stars

Pochettino praises Spurs' 'massive' summer effort retain Kane and other stars

Pochettino praises Spurs' 'massive' summer effort retain Kane and other stars

Mauricio Pochettino says Tottenham have shown bravery by declining to sign any players this summer and focusing instead on retaining their top stars at a time when the club is investing heavily in their infrastructure.

"I am happy to keep all the squad together, there were many rumours during the summer about players out", Pochettino, who has also seen the likes of Christian Eriksen touted for a big move, explained.

With no other deals completed, Spurs became the first club since the window began in 2003 not to register a new player.

"Maybe some players will stay here to try to reach the level, to give more time, for different reasons - because maybe we don't want to take risks, because they need more preparation, because the background or history of their injuries is different". "Building a new training ground, finishing this summer the (player's) lodge was a massive investment". For me that is to be courageous, ' he said.

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.

Asked why the club have struggled to recruit players this summer, Pochettino replied: "The market was insane". If we have all the squad thinking as individuals rather than as a collective game, you can not achieve what you want and can not succeed. [It's about] if you really need [them] or not and then if you can get your target or not.

"It is better to keep our squad all together, we believe a lot in our players".

"Our targets are always in the same level of Real Madrid or Manchester United or Manchester City, but for different circumstances we can not achieve that".

"I am so happy in the way they come back to training on Monday".

"I am not anxious, not sad, I am so happy".

"And I think that was a great job from the club to keep the best player and keep the manager". It told us we could not expect players to be signed or wages to be competitive while we opposed those ticket price rises. Of course, Son is an important player but it's not a drama that he's not here.

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