Pochettino unfazed by Spurs’ quiet transfer window

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With no other deals completed, Spurs became the first club since the window began in 2003 not to register a new player.

"Maybe some players will stay here to try to reach the level, to give more time, for different reasons - because maybe we don't want to take risks, because they need more preparation, because the background or history of their injuries is different".

"Building a new training ground, then finishing the lodge this summer was a massive investment". Building a stadium that costs almost £1billion - that's is the truth, don't believe when they say £400million. That is true, don't believe in £400m, that is the truth. And then with Brexit it is worse because the cost is 30 per cent more.

"For me [that] is to be fearless".

Paul Merson is backing Tottenham Hotspur to finish in fourth place ahead of Arsenal in the Premier League table this season.

"Our decision was not to sign, [even though] it is the fashion to sign or because we are the only club in Europe that has not signed players".

Tottenham were rather quiet in the summer transfer window but the Lilywhites managed to keep hold of key players such as Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen. "It's a fearless decision".

Spurs had nine players involved in the final stages of this summer's tournament in Russian Federation - more than any other club - and they only returned to pre-season training on Monday.

Spurs fans were delighted when Pochettino signed a new contract, especially as his decision came just a few days before Real Madrid lost Zinedine Zidane.

The 46-year-old is refusing to panic about the lack of arrivals and insists he is happy with the direction the club is heading in.

"I don't feel the panic". I was so clear with everyone.

"I think we have a very competitive squad, of course that we are hoping to improve, but if you can not improve the most important thing is trying to keep your best team, your best players".