Mauricio Pochettino says his side are BOLD for not signing anyone

Mauricio Pochettino says his side are BOLD for not signing anyone

Meanwhile, Liverpool have invested heavily in their pursuit of a first Premier League title, spending more than £170m on new additions. If we have all the squad thinking as individuals rather than as a collective, you can not achieve what you want and can not succeed.

Mauricio Pochettino ended last season seemingly hopeful of retaining the bulk of his squad but also keen to bring in some new box office players to light up the club's new stadium. "Building a new training ground, finishing this summer the (player's) lodge was a massive investment".

"Of course people in football find it hard to understand that Tottenham didn't sign or sell players, but sometimes in football you need to behave differently". Of course, we are open to improving but if you can't improve the most important is to keep your best team and players.

Tottenham are yet to sign a player this summer and moves for players such as Jack Grealish have stalled as Aston Villa have changed their tune on his the winger's future at the club. "I have no doubt we are going to be competitive, with or without signings".

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When talking in a media session about Spurs' opening fixture against Newcastle this Saturday lunchtime, Pochettino addressed the rumours, saying: "We didn't receive (any offer) for any player".

"You saw it with Arsenal when they moved to the Emirates, you can't buy anyone, you have to sell players".

The Argentine said: 'If we have all the squad thinking as individuals rather than as a collective, you can not succeed. It's about if you really need them or not and then if you can get your target or not.

"Our targets are always in the same level of Real Madrid or Manchester United or Manchester City, but for different circumstances we can not achieve that". He played a key part in Bruce's side as they finished fourth, before losing to Fulham in the play-off final. The circumstances are completely different from each other. "Maybe some will stay here to try to reach the level, to give more time, because maybe we don't want to take risks".

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