Mauricio Pochettino defends Tottenham's transfer policy

Mauricio Pochettino launched a passionate defense of Tottenham's transfer policy

Mauricio Pochettino insists that Tottenham has been "brave" this summer despite having finished the transfer window without a new signature.

The manager of the Spurs launched a passionate defense of his club's policy, explaining that a "crazy market" and the dizzying costs of the stadium have stretched resources.

That led the Spurs to become the first Premier League club to go through a summer transfer window without additions since its debut in 2003.

Mauricio Pochettino launched a passionate defense of Tottenham's transfer policy

Mauricio Pochettino launched a passionate defense of Tottenham's transfer policy

The Argentine said: "What the club does is show that it is very brave." Building a new training ground, building a stadium that is almost £ 1 trillion.

"So with Brexit it's worse because the cost is 30 percent more, that's a drama too, I'm sorry for the English."

Tottenham was closer to signing Jack Grealish of Aston Villa, but it would not increase his offer of £ 25 million. He covered a summer of frustration in the transfer market.

In May, Pochettino seemed to challenge his president, Daniel Levy, to do more to make Tottenham "competitive."

He said: "Being brave is the most important thing, it's a time when the club needs to take risks and try to work harder than the previous season to be competitive again, because each season will be more difficult."

The club made an effort to sign Jack Grealish, star of Aston Villa, but would not pay more than 25 million pounds

The club made an effort to sign Jack Grealish, star of Aston Villa, but would not pay more than 25 million pounds

The club made an effort to sign Jack Grealish, star of Aston Villa, but would not pay more than 25 million pounds

Pochettino says the rising costs of the new Tottenham stadium have reduced resources

Pochettino says the rising costs of the new Tottenham stadium have reduced resources

Pochettino says the rising costs of the new Tottenham stadium have reduced resources

However, the Spurs, who have achieved three consecutive results in the top four with only a net expenditure of £ 50 million with Pochettino, did not spend a penny.

The boss stressed the importance of his own decision to sign a new contract, while a new long-term agreement was also agreed with the winner of the Harry Kane Gold World Cup this summer.

"We keep the best players." For me that is being brave, "he said." Of course, maybe everyone will say, "Oh, Tottenham did not sign anyone," but to sign for the good of the firm?

Pochettino reversed his comments in May, suggesting they had been misunderstood: "I am responsible for what I told you, but I can not be responsible for what you think I wanted to tell you.

"Our decision was not to sign." That maybe looks bad for the perception and the history of football, but that's our decision: keep the best players and keep the team. It is a courageous decision. "

Pochettino says tying Harry Kane and himself to new long-term contracts was a big problem

Pochettino says tying Harry Kane and himself to new long-term contracts was a big problem

Pochettino says tying Harry Kane and himself to new long-term contracts was a big problem

When asked if his squad will understand the club's approach, Pochettino said: "You do not need to understand. They need to give their best. The people of Tottenham who drive, decide and take the road to act is the board and they are not the players. "

Tottenham hoped to dismiss Danny Rose, Toby Alderweireld and Mousa Dembele, who has one year left on the contract, at the beginning of the summer, but so far they have stayed with the three. Pochettino has warned the trio that they should now put on their seat belts.

"Once you can not change anything, then you need to change your mindset and think about the team," he said. & # 39; I am the boss and if I expect you to do something, then you must provide it.

"You need to show your commitment, from the field, from the bench, sometimes from the outside, that's what it means to be a professional.

Danny Rose (center) has been told to bend after not sealing a movement away

Danny Rose (center) has been told to bend after not sealing a movement away

Danny Rose (center) has been told to bend after not sealing a movement away

"We are always open to finding the solution when it is possible, but not when it is not possible, because then you are only harming yourself and then your company and the fans who pay your salary every month."

The Tottenham Hotspur Supporters & Trust has asked the club to explain the absence of transfer activity.

"It's not unreasonable to question whether it was really the case that the Spurs could not find anyone to improve their squad," they said.

"Earlier this year, the club objected to the criticism of high ticket prices, saying that we could not expect players to be signed or that salaries would be competitive, while we opposed the rise in prices. ticket prices, the fans paid the prices requested and, nevertheless, no signings have been made. "

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