Pochettino Explains Real Reason Why Tottenham Didn't Sign Any Players This Summer

Aston Villa ace Jack Grealish could be a Tottenham player by the end of the week

Thursday's deadline passed without Spurs signing any new players, either permanently or on loan, so coach Mauricio Pochettino will open the club's new stadium with the same squad that finished third in the Premier League in May.

There are few arguments that Spurs have one of the best starting XI's in the Premier League, but the quality of the reinforcements at the North London outfit is nowhere the standard of their title rivals.

Pochettino has revealed that Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Kieran Trippier, Danny Rose, Eric Dier, Jan Vertonghen, Mousa Dembele, Toby Alderweireld and Hugo Lloris are at differing stages of fitness, but some will feature at St James' Park.

Their primary target was Aston Villa's Jack Grealish but he made it clear he was staying in Birmingham yet the Spurs manager is trying to put a positive spin on things. I think the club is doing an incredible effort to try to finish the stadium as soon as possible, and the lodge is finished at the training ground.

"Building a stadium that is almost £1bn".

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

Pochettino said: "I don't have news now and to do so before the deadline would be so hard".

"Our decision was not to sign, [even though] it is the fashion to sign or because we are the only club in Europe that has not signed players. It's a courageous decision".

"I don't feel the panic".

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

"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".

"That is why I said before that every single circumstance is different and we need to understand from them".

Pochettino continued: "It was a unusual transfer market because until England was out [of the World Cup] no-one was moving".

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