Mauricio Pochettino happy to keep same squad at Tottenham

Markus Henriksen of hull challenges Jack Grealish of Aston Villa during the Sky Bet Championship match between Hull City and Aston Villa at the KCOM Stadium

Manager Mauricio Pochettino thinks Spurs are going to be even better this season, despite their lack of transfer activity.

With the window closing two days before Spurs play their opening Premier League fixture against Newcastle, Pochettino looks set to enter the season with the same squad as finished the last one.

Mauricio Pochettino says the start of the season is a massive challenge for himself, as well as a number of other clubs. I think the club made a massive effort to try to extend contracts with people like Harry Kane.

"Of course people in football find it hard to understand that Tottenham didn't sign or sell players, but sometimes in football you need to behave differently".

"I am happy with the squad, happy with the players". If we are happy with our squad and can not improve our squad, sometimes it's better to keep our squad together.

"We believe a lot in our players and there's no point now to say 'why not repeat a similar season like a year ago or the season before, and with more experience?'"

"Now we have players who compete at a high level in the World Cup, and we have the captain who is the world champion, the one who lifted the trophy". That is a fantastic experience, for him to translate to our team.

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Spurs have often opted to not pay top dollar for players down the years, and some have questioned whether this has halted their surge for that coveted Premier League crown, and you have to feel that if Villa were to let Grealish head to the capital then they'd want a lot more than the £25m bid, so this could be a transfer story that goes right to the wire, with the deadline shutting tomorrow evening.

If we are happy with our squad and can not improve our squad, sometimes it's better to keep our squad together.

"Newcastle of course in this period have an advantage to us in their preparation with the whole squad, but that is not a reason to complain".

"I believe in the way that we work and I have no doubt we will be competitive, with or without signings".

Numerous key men at Spurs only returned to training on Monday after successful campaigns at the World Cup.

Premier League returns this weekend and Tottenham Hotspur kick-off the 2018/19 campaign with a trip to St James' Park to take on Newcastle United on Saturday.

"I think I want to make clear that all are fit, but maybe we need to care for some players and not push them to compete, not take some rash decisions with some players due to their background or for different reasons that we are assessing now after Monday". I am so proud about them because they were very focused on trying to arrive in a very good condition.

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