Mauricio Pochettino, the Tottenham Hotspur coach, spoke about his side being nowhere near to signing a new player but he also added that he is not concerned about that as a plenty of time is still left.
The Argentinian knows that the transfer window has just begun and his team will need some more time to get the new signings done – and also claimed that the whole club is “awake” and looking for possible arrivals. He doesn’t really care about the signings and transfer activity of the other Premier League clubs and he didn’t want to compare Tottenham to them.
The former Southampton coach spoke about this situation on the transfer market as he said, according to Sky Sports: “Until now, before the press conference, there is nothing close. I’m not concerned, I’m not worried. I think we are working and are awake about the market. If something is available in terms that we can take, of course, we are going to do it but, if not, it’s difficult. Personally, I never look next to me at what the other teams are doing. It’s about how I believe and try to make things happen.”
He also added that there have been a lot of rumours like about Malcom from Bordeaux: “It’s another rumour. There are a lot of rumours in the media. Tottenham are a club who in three-and-a-half years I saw in the media, minimum 100 names and out of them we signed only a few.”
In the end, Mauricio Pochettino claimed that it’s not easy to find the right player: “If you want to sign players that you are going to use and help you, it’s difficult to find this opportunity. Or it’s the case, like Liverpool and Barcelona, there is a lot of money and you cannot stop the player, like Coutinho or Van Dijk. Or it’s a player with six months left on the contract and maybe that is an opportunity – like all the rumours now about Alexis.”