Published: Fri, August 10, 2018
Sport | By Ruben Hill

Tottenham boss Pochettino happy to keep Alderweireld

Tottenham boss Pochettino happy to keep Alderweireld

The player was reportedly interested in the move as he wants to play Champions League football this season but will now turn his attention back to helping his current employers back to the top flight of English football.

"Until you finish the game you can't say it's the end". The club made a massive effort to try to extend contracts with people like Harry Kane.

"It's hard to understand for people that Tottenham didn't sign or sell a player, but sometimes in football you need to behave differently and we're happy with our squad", he said.

"What the club is doing is showing that it is so courageous because building a new training ground, finishing the (player) lodge this summer is a massive investment".

"Of course we didn't sell players and with 25 players in the squad it's hard to add".

"We believe a lot in our players and why not repeat a similar season like previous year or the season before, and with more experience?"

With so many Tottenham players involved in the latter stages of the World Cup, Pochettino has had little time to work with the whole squad leading into the first game. "Sure we are going to be better, no doubt about that".

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. It was hard for everyone, for us included".

The summer market shut for the Premier League today with Alderweireld still a Spurs player. [It's about] if you really need [them] or not and then if you can get your target or not.

Pochettino said: "I don't have news now and to do so before the deadline would be so hard". He played a key part in Bruce's side as they finished fourth, before losing to Fulham in the play-off final. I am so proud of them because they were very focused on trying to arrive in a very good condition.

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