Danny Rose Rumours, Gary Cahill Critical of Blues

Posted August 13, 2017

We still don't really know who the players are that Pochettino is targeting, aside from Ross Barkley, but nobody should be surprised if Spurs are extremely active even on the last days and hours of the window.

The core of talented, young, English stars such as Eric Dier, Dele Alli and Harry Kane.

SPURS have been there or thereabouts in the past two seasons - but can Mauricio Pochettino and his charges handle the twin threats of big spending rivals bolstering their squads, and playing at Wembley, and mount a title challenge?

"When you sign players like Eric Dier, who are internationals today, nobody knew", the 45-year-old began, via The Mirror.

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Spurs reportedly fined Rose two weeks' wages, while the left-back will be out of action at the start of the new Premier League campaign regardless due to a knee injury.

"Danny apologised. This was important and good", Pochettino said.

Pochettino revealed that he plans to speak to Rose on Saturday, claiming "it will not be a problem", and is certain he will remain at White Hart Lane. "It's a fearless move from the club and Mauricio, but he knows his players better than anyone".

The Dane, 25, has been a key player for Spurs ever since signing from Ajax in 2013, and he starred last season with eight goals and 15 assists in a superb Premier League campaign.

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Spurs waited until the final day of the window past year to make their biggest signing of the summer in Moussa Sissoko, a move that would eventually be regarded as one of the worst deals of the season after the Frenchman flopped in north London.

With the sale of Kyle Walker and injury to Kieran Trippier against Juventus last Saturday, Mauricio Pochettino faces somewhat of a crisis on the right flank of his defence. Of course [he has a future]. "Nothing has changed in my vision or perception here".

The Spurs boss added that the transfer market "is a little bit insane, but you can not stop the evolution of football", and stressed: "We will find the right players to challenge".

"I can understand Benitez's frustrations".

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"We are so calm and relaxed". The team is ready to compete.

He said: "We need players who can challenge our starting XI, players who believe in themselves and think 'OK, I can challenge Dele Alli, I can challenge Harry Kane". But the Argentine did observe following a heavy friendly defeat to Manchester City that his side were a "little behind", adding the arrival of big name players would provide the likes of Dele Alli and Harry Kane with the ideal motivation to match last season's exploits.

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