Published: Tue, August 14, 2018
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

No panic from Mauricio Pochettino despite slow Spurs transfer window

No panic from Mauricio Pochettino despite slow Spurs transfer window

Pochettino will lose another player after the opening league match against Newcastle as Heung-Min Son heads off to the Asian Games, and the Argentinian said: "I can not change the reality and I'm not going to cry".

Tottenham introduced Heung-min Son, Paulo Gazzaniga and Oliver Skipp in the 63rd minute for Llorente, Vorm and Eriksen.

But the club remain a way off from completing their first summer deal as of yet. That is most important.

"I am focusing on trying to work hard, trying to provide the team and every single player with the best tools to improve".

And after both players made their mark against Roma, Pochettino is keen for Tottenham's fringe players to continue staking a claim in the absence of the clubs' World Cup stars.

"Be sure that we are going to do some movement but, like always, we're working hard - no rash decisions. No rash decisions. I'm not anxious".

"I'm not anxious, I'm happy preparing the team to arrive in the best condition for the first Premier League game".

Pochettino also saw a number of players step up and show they are potentially ready to make a big impact this time around. He is going to transfer out seven players including striker Vincent Janssen and Fernando Llorente for a decent amount of money.

The second half saw some fine chances for Roma, with Edin Dzeko's header from a corner going a couple of yards over before sub keeper Paulo Gazzaniga was equal to a late effort from the former Manchester City striker.

Without various key names, this was an opportunity for some youngsters and fringe players to catch the eye of the Spurs boss.

Spurs are supposed to face Roma, Barcelona, and AC Milan in the global champions cup before taking on Girona prior to the start of their new campaign. Tottenham are generally busy late on in the summer window and, if Pochettino is to be believed, it sounds like they will be again.

"They need to rest".

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