Sport Poch: Brexit affected 'brave' Spurs

08:15  10 august  2018
08:15  10 august  2018 Source:   skysports.com

Spurs achieved goal as Brexit influenced lack of transfers – Pochettino

  Spurs achieved goal as Brexit influenced lack of transfers – Pochettino Reflecting on the transfer window, Mauricio Pochettino highlighted the cost of Tottenham's new stadium, which will open this season. "We have a very good squad, we have very good players and it is not easy to add players that improve that," Pochettino said."Of course we didn't sell players and with 25 players in the squad it's difficult to add."Our targets are always in the same level of Real Madrid or Manchester United or Manchester City, but for different circumstances we cannot achieve that.

But despite Spurs ' lack of summer activity, Pochettino has refused to panic, insisting he has a very competitive squad ahead of their league opener at Newcastle - live on Sky Sports on Saturday. 4. Poch : Brexit affected ' brave ' Spurs .

But despite Spurs ' lack of summer activity, Pochettino has refused to panic, insisting he has a very competitive squad ahead of their league opener at Newcastle - live on Sky Sports on Saturday. Poch : Brexit affected ' brave ' Spurs . 4.

Mauricio Pochettino in a blue shirt: Getty © Provided by BSkyB Getty

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has highlighted Brexit and the cost of their new stadium as reasons why the club did not make a summer signing. 

Spurs failed to sign Jack Grealish on Deadline Day as Aston Villa stood firm on their refusal to sell at any price.

It meant Spurs became the first ever Premier League club not to make a summer signing since the window began in 2003.

a close up of a man: NetStorage © Provided by BSkyB NetStorage Pochettino has labelled the club "brave" for their stance, stating his satisfaction at securing new deals for players including Harry Kane and Hueng-min Son.

Pochettino hints Brexit influenced lack of transfers

  Pochettino hints Brexit influenced lack of transfers Reflecting on the transfer window, the Tottenham manager highlighted the cost of the club's new stadium, which will open this season , arguing that while it is a big investment, Brexit made it more expensive than the figures let on. Pochettino added: "What the club is doing is showing it is so brave. Building a new training ground, finishing this summer the [player's] lodge was a massive investment."Building a stadium that is nearly £1 billion. That is true, don't believe in £400m, that is the truth. Then with Brexit it's worse because the cost is 30 per cent more.

Spurs became the first Premier League club to not make a single signing in a summer transfer window since it was introduced in 2003, Aston Villa standing firm to thwart a move for Jack Grealish. Poch : Brexit affected ' brave ' Spurs . 5.

Poch : Brexit affected ' brave ' Spurs . 4. Every Deadline Day deal.

The Argentine also added that while their stadium cost "nearly £1bn", Brexit's effect on the pound against the Euro has made for a "30 per cent" increase when looking to bring players over from the continent.

"What the club is doing is showing it is so brave," he offered. "Building a new training ground, finishing this summer the (player's) lodge was a massive investment.

"Building a stadium that is nearly £1bn. That is true, don't believe in £400m, that is the truth. Then with Brexit it's worse because the cost is 30 per cent more. That is a drama, I feel sorry for the English people.

a view of a city: NetStorage © Provided by BSkyB NetStorage "For me [that] is to be brave. Of course maybe in the mind of everyone they will say, 'Oh Tottenham didn't sign', but to sign for the sake of signing?

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"You need to respect all the opinions but of course we are a club that 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.

"That maybe looks bad because of the perception and because of the history of football, but that is our decision - to keep the best players and to keep the squad. It's a brave decision."

Tottenham finished third in the Premier League table last season, 23 points behind Manchester City, who brought in Riyad Mahrez for a club-record £60m over the summer.

Meanwhile, Liverpool have invested heavily in their pursuit of a first Premier League title, spending more than £170m on new additions.

a close up of a man throwing a ball: Getty © Provided by BSkyB Getty But despite Spurs' lack of summer activity, Pochettino has refused to panic, insisting he has a very competitive squad ahead of their league opener at Newcastle - live on Sky Sports on Saturday.

Frustration mounts for already frustrated Spurs fans

  Frustration mounts for already frustrated Spurs fans “In this type of situation being brave is important and you need to take risks. It is the moment in which the club needs to take risks.” Bold words from the boss before the opening this summer’s transfer season. Although with less than 24 hours until the English transfer window slams shut, you would be hard pressed to find a fan who felt like Tottenham Hotspur have been “brave”. In a window where Spurs have been linked with Martial, Zaha, Grealish, N’Dombele, and of course the ever present galactico, Gareth Bale, they have signed exactly no one. It has been pretty stagnant at N17 where Spurs have even gone all summer without offloading any of their dead wood (which depending on your stance as a fan, can vary wildly). The collective collective feeling coming out of the Lilywhite part of North London is one of thinly veiled anger and very vocal frustration, and to be fair to all of those fans, they have every right to be. Heading into this summer felt different then most for most Spurs fans, sure Daniel Levy was still in charge of all the transfer dealings for the club, but Pochettino had just signed a new 5 year deal, the new stadium would open in August, and a true feeling of excitement, instead of trepidation, was felt by even the most skeptical of Tottenham fans. Yet here we are, August 8th, and the most excited fans have gotten was seeing Toby Alderweireld in the clubs jersey “hype” video a few days ago (though the jury is still out on Toby’s immediate future).

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"I don't feel the panic in football. Some people make a drama in football and drama for me is another thing," Pochettino added.

"Football is a game where you need to be clever in how you set your principles, your strategy to try to win the games. Never a drama.

"I think we have a very competitive squad, of course that we are hoping to improve, but if you cannot improve the most important thing is trying to keep your best team, your best players.

"We try to be competitive. It is important to be professional, to have commitment, with the team, with the club, with yourself, full commitment until the end.

"If all the players today are thinking in a collective target, we can be competitive. If we have all the squad thinking as individuals rather than as a collective, you cannot achieve what you want and cannot succeed. That is the key this season."

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