Pochettino opens up about Tottenham’s January transfer plans

Date published: Thursday 17th October 2019 3:14

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has ruled out the possibility of the club conducting any business in or out of the club during the January transfer window.

Following a summer of continued uncertainty about the futures of several players, Spurs head into the winter window with Christian Eriksen, Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld having just six months remaining on their current deals.

Thursday’s newspapers reported that Tottenham are planning to turn to Real Madrid’s Isco to replace Eriksen but, speaking to reporters at a press conference, Pochettino insisted his side would have a quiet window.

“No, I don’t believe we will do anything in January,” the manager said. “I believe in the players we have at Tottenham today. I respect the opinion when people will say we need to change, in or out.

“But my decision is to stick with players. They have the quality. It’s only to unlock something in their minds. It is not about changing this chair for a sofa and moving the table. We are the same. It is most important to help them; most important to provide calm.”

 

 

Addressing calls to freshen up his squad following defeats to Bayern Munich and Brighton, the head coach continued: “It is important that players feel support from the manager.

“I trust 200 per cent in them and believe they have capacity and potential to win the games. This situation happens at all clubs sooner or later.

“We have confidence we have the quality. It is only matter of time. For them, they are the principal actors on the pitch.”

There has also been speculation in recent weeks that Pochettino could be sacked by Spurs but club legend Clive Allen says he is confident the Argentine will stay in North London.

 

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