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With the window closing two days before Spurs play their opening Premier League fixture against Newcastle, Pochettino looks set to enter the season with the same squad as finished the last one.

Mauricio Pochettino says Tottenham have shown bravery by declining to sign any players this summer and focusing instead on retaining their top stars at a time when the club is investing heavily in their infrastructure. And then with Brexit it is worse because the cost is 30 per cent more.

Spurs were open to offloading others, such as Toby Alderweireld and Danny Rose, with Pochettino not keen on having unsettled players on the fringes of his squad who could potentially be disruptions as the season goes on.

What the club is doing, is showing, it is so fearless.

"Maybe in the mind of everyone they will say "oh Tottenham didn't sign anyone", but to sign for the sake of signing?"

"Building a new training ground, then finishing the lodge this summer was a massive investment".

"Building a stadium that is almost £1 billion".

"For me [that] is to be courageous".

"Salomon has been in the Premier League for a while and he knows how demanding it is".

The Spurs manager believes it was more important to keep his key players at the squad, with Harry...

"We are a club that our decision was not to sign, though it is the fashion to sign or because we are the only club in Europe that has not signed players".

"If we are happy with our squad and can not improve our squad, sometimes it's better to keep our squad together. It's a courageous decision".

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. "Some people make a drama in football and drama for me is another thing", Pochettino said. 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.


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