Mauricio Pochettino Reveals Number Of New Players He Wants This Month

Sheri Evans
August 13, 2017

Pochettino has a mini crisis on his hands ahead of the Premier League opener as Kieran Trippier's ankle injury means he is without an established right-back, meaning one of Eric Dier or Kyle Walker-Peters is likely to get the nod. If we do what we have to do and do it in a professional way, thinking about football as a priority, we can improve.

Both Manchester clubs have invested heavily too, but Tottenham Hotspur have been extremely quiet in the window, failing to sign a single player thus far.

He said: "Having had time to consider my actions, I acknowledge now that the timing and manner of what I said was ill-judged". Spurs fans won't be happy until they see someone of quality who isn't a third goalkeeper holding up a Tottenham shirt.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino concedes he was probably the subject of a few Google searches when he first arrived in the Premier League.

"Rafa makes all the final decisions on players out and players in but he has to do it with the money the club has", the owner concluded. A team full of English talent they are becoming a very good club. This is all due to Levy's leadership, and he should be commended.

"We will add players who can strengthen the squad".

The truth is somewhere in the middle. With no real cover expected to be brought in, Kane remains his side's most important player. Maybe three or four players, in offensive and defensive positions. But as always, Spurs' status as financial minnows compared to the whales of the Manchester clubs, Chelsea, Arsenal, and Liverpool make that prospect hard.

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Tottenham Hotspur have been the most consistent team in the Premier League over the last two seasons. It's a long season, and winning the league is hard.

The core of talented, young, English stars such as Eric Dier, Dele Alli and Harry Kane. Anything above that would be gravy.

There's the complicity and understanding in the interplay of Dele Alli and Harry Kane, something the national team manager Gareth Southgate wants to build on, while another good season for Danny Rose at left-back should cement his status as his country's first-choice. But if one or more of their best players go down with injuries, there isn't an equal amount of talent waiting in the wings.

Last summer, they signed attackers Vincent Janssen, Georges-Kevin Nkoudou and Moussa Sissoko for a combined £58 million, but the trio started just 15 league games between them and only Janssen scored.

Will Wembley haunt Spurs once again? .

The other wildcard is Spurs' year at Wembley Stadium. They played all their home Champions League and Europa League matches at Wembley Stadium last term and their record was very poor.

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