Mauricio Pochettino says Tottenham “have worked well” to put their squad together – and does not accept that Harry Kane is his only striker.
Spurs strengthened their defensive options early in the summer with the captures of Toby Alderweireld, Kevin Wimmer and Kieran Trippier before adding two wide forwards to their squad late in the window in the shape of Clinton N’Jie and Heung-Min Son.
Pochettino failed to land the striker he craved, however, with Daniel Levy forced to defend the club’s behaviour over their pursuit of West Brom’s Saido Berahino after a proposal of staged payments upset the West Midlands club.
Spurs sold Roberto Soldado to Villarreal and also attempted to offload Emmanuel Adebayor, who was told he had no future at White Hart Lane. Whether he will play for the club again remains to be seen, but Pochettino insists is happy with his forward options.
“We secured Sonny and Clinton in the knowledge that we may not be adding any other forward,” he told Spurs’ official website.
“I look at our squad and I know we have worked well to shape it. Strengthening our defence was a priority given the number of goals we conceded last season. Toby (Alderweireld), Kevin (Wimmer) and Kieran (Trippier) add depth and quality.
“In Dele (Alli), Sonny and Clinton we have three young, fast and exciting players who can play in several different attacking positions, giving us good options.
“All of them had impressive seasons in their respective leagues last season and we are excited about their potential alongside that of our current players.
“I have been very clear that we would only add players that we felt would improve us and if any one player was not possible then I prefer we do not add for the sake of it.
“Much has been said about us only having one recognised striker in Harry – I don’t accept this at all – the positional play of today’s forwards means it’s too simplistic to look for goals from any one position – playing a fluid style means players switch.”