Mauricio Pochettino backs Tottenham to improve despite lack of signings

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

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

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

"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.

Mauricio Pochettino says Tottenham have shown bravery by declining to sign any players this summer and focusing instead on retaining their top stars at a time when the club is investing heavily in their infrastructure.

"And then with Brexit it is worse because the cost is 30% more, and then keep the best players".

Understandably, many fans have been left deflated by the clubs lack of activity but Pochettino insists they have been "brave" and pointed to the fact they've been able to keep their best players after tying the likes of Harry Kane, Son Heung-Min and Davinson Sanchez down to new contracts.

"You saw it with Arsenal when they moved to the Emirates, you can't buy anyone, you have to sell players. It's a fearless decision". I was so clear with everyone.

"It was a unusual transfer market because I think until England was out (of the World Cup) no-one was moving. It was hard for everybody and for us too".

This is a big season for Spurs with their move into their new ground, but I am not sure about how it will go for them. They need to give their best.

But, although the Argentinian on Thursday conceded the transfer window would probably close without a fresh face arriving, he was adamant it was still a good period for his team.

On how people interpreted his comments at the end of last season, Pochettino added: "I am responsible for what I told you or what I tell you but I can not be responsible for what you believe that I wanted to tell you".

Toby Alderweireld, Danny Rose and Mousa Dembele were all expected to leave this summer, and they still could if they are willing to move overseas. It's about if you really need them or not and then if you can get your target or not.

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