Published: Thu, August 09, 2018
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Tottenham's Mauricio Pochettino happy with squad despite no signings

Tottenham's Mauricio Pochettino happy with squad despite no signings

However, there has been little other late movement from the top six clubs with Mourinho in particular frustrated at missing out on a host of targets to bolster his options in central defence.

Mourinho has rounded on the club's hierarchy for failing to sufficiently strengthen in his opinion despite the signings of Brazilian worldwide midfielder Fred and Portuguese full-back Diogo Dalot.

"I will focus on the players that are available, so I am not even thinking about that list of injured players I gave you, (Nemanja) Matic, (Antonio) Valencia and so on".

"Is hard for me to understand, to feel, to believe we finish second".

Pushed on whether there would be any ins or outs on Thursday, Mourinho added: "The information I have is no (nothing will happen)".

"I repeat, pre-season is hard when you don't have your players to work with".

Club legend Rio Ferdinand fears that Manchester United will not challenge for the Premier League title and their rivals Manchester City and Liverpool will finish above them in the upcoming campaign.

The agent of Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld is ready to fly to Manchester this afternoon.


José Mourinho is about to begin his second season as the coach of Manchester United.

Spurs had nine players who only returned to training on Monday, having been involved in the World Cup finals until the final weekend of the tournament in Russian Federation.

"They returned on Monday", he said.

"It doesn't really look like the players enjoy. playing the way they do", Scholes told AFP in Hong Kong, where he was promoting 433 Token, a blockchain-based system aimed at nurturing young talent.

"That is why for us it's so important for us to right in our judgement now and take the best decision and then to provide the team a very good balance to try to be competitive against Newcastle".

Romelu Lukaku, Marcus Rashford, Phil Jones, and Victor Lindelöf were all praised by Mourinho for cutting short their holidays to return to training and be in the frame to play a part tomorrow. For example, Alexis Sanchez had a good pre-season with lots of matches and lots of minutes.

He said: "They have brought in a £60million goalkeeper (Alisson), I think Naby Keïta will make a great impact, we know of Xherdan Shaqiri's quality, and they have added Fabinho to the mix as well". It is hard for me to understand we finish second.

Juergen Klopp's side, bolstered by the likes of Brazil keeper Alisson from AS Roma, compatriot Fabinho and fellow midfielder Guinean Naby Keita, are the most likely to close the gap on City who won the title by 19 points last season.

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