Pochettino fumes at Spurs lack of transfer activity

Mauricio Pochettino
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 26: Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur looks on ahead of the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and AFC Bournemouth at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on December 26, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Broadway/Getty Images)

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has thrown shades at the club’s lack of transfer activity comparing it to Formula One team, McLaren.

Spurs failed to sign a player in January making it one calendar year without any reinforcements.

Disappointed with the lack of transfer business, Pochettino used an F1 analogy to discuss Tottenham’s battle for silverware via FourFourTwo.

“We were waiting for different situations that maybe happen or don’t like every transfer window,” Pochettino said ahead of Saturday’s clash at home to Newcastle United, with Spurs third and seven points behind leaders Liverpool.

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“I wanted to strengthen the squad but if we cannot sign, I need to stick with the project of the club. If you see the [Premier League] table, we are there, a lot can happen.”

Pochettino added: “When you work in football, it’s because you want to win. It’s easy to be passionate and shout ‘I am a winner’ but if you don’t have the tools to win, it’s difficult.

“Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton are the best drivers in Formula One. But if you put Hamilton in McLaren last season and Alonso in Mercedes, it’s the same story, Hamilton on the bottom and Alonso on the top. That’s the reality.

“I follow Formula One. I love McLaren. But it wasn’t competitive last season. That’s the reality, no? But do you think that’s a problem with Alonso or a problem with the car?

“Also, you can have an amazing car but you can crash after the first bend. You can crash with an amazing car and not win.”