Mauricio Pochettino Laughs At Antonio Conte's Obsession With Spurs

Ruben Hill
July 29, 2017

Manager Mauricio Pochettino has told Tottenham fans not to be anxious and that the club will make moves in the transfer market this summer.

Taking a swipe specifically at Conte by saying "I like to show respect (to rival clubs) but I expect the same from people who compete with us", Pochettino did admit that he raised a smile when seeing what the Italian had said, telling the press that he was puzzled as to why they had been made in the first place. "Don't be anxious. Because today there are a lot of rumours and stuff about the clubs spending big money and it looks like Tottenham are not ambitious", told Pochettino, as quoted by Football.London.

Earlier in the week, Conte said it would not be a "tragedy" if Tottenham failed to lift trophies next season as their expectations are not the same as rivals Chelsea, Manchester United, Arsenal and Manchester City. For us it is the same. "It is our own pressure and ambition", he added.

Centre-back Alderweireld was part of the Premier League's best back-four last season, alongside Jan Vertonghen, Danny Rose and Kyle Walker. Their last major trophy was the League Cup in 2008.

Spurs remain the only team in the Premier League who are yet to sign a player in the summer transfer window. While other clubs around them have already spent north of £100m ($130m) to strengthen their squad, Pochettino insists that their time will also come and they will end the summer with a few additions to their current number.

"We have ambition with our club to play and compete the best way". We have a plan.

"There are a lot of rumours about the big sides spending money and it looks like Tottenham is not ambitious".

However, with Tottenham being very calculated in who they want to sign this summer and ready to go all out for attainable targets, signing the star would be a real statement of intent ahead of the new Premier League season.

'I want to tell our fans not to worry, ' he said.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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