Pochettino defends lack of Tottenhamtransfer activity – ‘I’m very happy with the squad we have’

first_imgTottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino had defended the club’s lack of activity in the January transfer window, insisting there is enough at his disposal to compete in both the league and cup competitions.The club has come under from fans after they again failed to recruit back-up for top striker Harry Kane.Spurs were linked with wantaway West Brom starlet Saido Berahino and were close to landing Fulham youngster Moussa Dembele, but the move fell through and they ended deadline day without any new additions.Supporters fear an injury to Kane, who took his season tally to 15 goals with a brace in a 3-0 win over Norwich on Tuesday, could derail their shining season, with the side now up to third and well in with a shot of the Premier League title.But while the England international remains fit and scoring, Pochettino believes Tottenham’s decision not to buy back-up will be vindicated.“I am very happy with the squad we have,” the Argentine said. “We have enough quality to fight in different competitions.“We are in a process when it is difficult to add the right player that can improve our squad. If we can find this player then why not? We are open and welcome.“But I believe in my squad and the players show we can trust them so my feeling is good.”Pochettino has urged his team not be distracted by the Premier League table as they pursue their first title in more than half a century.Spurs last won the league in 1961, but the north London club remain just five points adrift of surprise leaders Leicester following the Norwich win.“The gap with Leicester is five points and a lot can happen in football but our next game is against Watford and we need to keep this mentality,” Pochettino said.“We cannot be distracted by the table. It is important for the supporters, but for us it is important to arrive in the last few games with the possibility to fight for big things.“But for now we have a way ahead of us – and a lot of games – and we need to be focused every day, improve in every training session, and try to win every game.” 1 Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino last_img

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