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#5 Poch wanted signings
Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino has bemoaned the lack of signings at the north London club following their winter window. The Londoners haven’t signed a single player in the last two windows and Pochettino has addressed the issue.
He stated that sometimes his idea doesn’t match with that of the club and will have to make-do with the squad that he has despite wanting new faces at the club.
“I said in the last press conference not always my idea is the same as the club’s or the chairman’s or the people that are in the club,” Pochettino said.
“In the moment we take some decisions because sometimes we are forced. I wanted to strengthen the squad but if we cannot strengthen and cannot sign I need to stick and be with the progress of the club.”
The former Espanyol manager then expressed the reason of his disappointment as he claimed that the Lilywhites are in a good position in the league and would not have had any excuses for not challenging for the title had they made some signings.
“I am disappointed because we are in a good position.
“And with more help from some players, we cannot use the excuse we aren’t a real contender. We will dream, we will fight until the end to be as high as we can.”
However, he ended on a positive note, claiming that he has a strong squad with whom he is happy to work and win titles despite not signing anyone.
“I am happy to work with my squad, I have a good squad, but always I am open to add more quality. You need to improve, if we can’t add I am not going to be sad.
“I am going to be happy to work with my players and I am so positive that we can win without or with [new] signings.”