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#5 Pochettino speaks about transfers
Mauricio Pochettino has spoken on Tottenham's transfer strategy. The North London outfit didn’t sign a single player in the summer transfer window and it is likely that they do the same in January.
In the meantime, Pochettino admitted that Spurs don’t necessarily have to sell players to raise funds to sign new players. For them, it is all about finding the player that suits their system.
"It’s not dependent on some players leaving," he said. "It’s more about finding the right player who fits for us, not only in the football side but is going to be a player that fits in all the areas.
The Spurs boss then mentioned that it is actually harder to sign players in the winter market, suggesting that the Lilywhites might not sign anyone in the winter market. He did, however, state that should the opportunity arise, they would look to improve the squad.
"We know very well that summer is always difficult but winter is worse. Sure for us, it’s going to be difficult for us to add players.
"I don’t expect to add players but, of course, if in the end, we have the opportunity to add the right players we are going to try, we are always open in trying to improve the squad."
Finally, he said that Spurs might need to start spending if they want to win trophies in the future.
"I saw a stat the other day about how teams were spending money in the last 10 years and we were on the bottom in England and Europe. We’re doing a fantastic job but, if we want to be real contenders, we need to operate in a different way in the future,” Pochettino said.