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Tottenham's Mauricio Pochettino happy with squad despite no signings

10 August, 2018, 14:05 | Author: Delia Walker
  • Jack Grealish

It was reported Spurs had a £25m bid for Grealish rejected earlier this week as Villa's new owners have insisted that the England under-21 worldwide would not leave before the transfer deadline on Thursday.

"I was so clear with everyone", Pochettino said.

However, what is obvious is that if Jack Grealish does gain almost a triple-your-money pay rise, he's got Spurs' hesitancy to say thank you to. But in four hours it will be hard to sign some players.

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?"

"We have a very good squad, with very good players, and it is very hard to add players to that".

"The club is doing an wonderful effort to try to finish the stadium as soon as possible, and the lodge finished at the training ground".

"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.

"That maybe looks bad because of the perception and because of the history of football, but that is our decision - to keep the best players and to keep the squad".




"I am the boss and if I expect you to do something then you need to provide it".

"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". To keep our best players was our objective and goal and we have achieved that - at the moment.

Indeed, the Daily Star claimed that Steve Bruce's side were now preparing an offer to more than double Grealish's wages, with his current pay packet standing at £20,000 a week.

"I think it was a great job from the club to keep the best players - and the best manager".

Paul Merson is backing Tottenham Hotspur to finish in fourth place ahead of Arsenal in the Premier League table this season.

They need to try to be focused and ready to compete and give their best when I decide to put them on the pitch, and then be professional on the training ground.

"Then to keep the best players is to be fearless".

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