Mauricio Pochettino backs Tottenham to improve despite lack of signings

Pochettino unfazed by Spurs quiet transfer window

How can Hibs replace a player like John McGinn?

"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", he said in his press conference earlier today, as per The Mirror.

Tottenham have made a £25m bid to try and sign Jack Grealish from Aston Villa this summer, according to reports in the British media.

Having already sold Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus during this transfer window, club president Florentino Perez needs to add a "Galactico" to his Real Madrid squad in order to appease restless fans and he has apparently identified Eriksen as the man he wants at the Bernabeu. "Building a new training ground, finishing this summer the (player's) lodge was a massive investment".

"If you can't add a player that can improve your squad, the most important thing is to make sure you do not lose your best players and I think that was a great job from the club to keep the best players and the manager". [So is] building a stadium that is almost £1 billion - that is true, don't believe £400 million. And then with Brexit it is worse because the cost is 30 per cent more.

Premier League returns this weekend and Tottenham Hotspur kick-off the 2018/19 campaign with a trip to St James' Park to take on Newcastle United on Saturday.

Earlier in the day, Pochettino said: "At the moment we haven't received for any player".

But he urged them to knuckle down if they remain for the season, saying: "If all the players today are thinking in a collective target, we can be competitive".

Alderweireld's teammates Danny Rose and Mousa Dembele were also expected to leave the club this summer but failed to get their moves over the line before the transfer deadline. "That is the key this season".

But Pochettino believes the club have acted on his demand in a different way.

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