Mauricio Pochettino insists Tottenham Hotspur’s transfer strategy won’t depend on their injury problems.
Recent injuries to Harry Kane and Dele Alli have piled more pressure on the manager who is under tremendous pressure ahead of Spurs’ Carabao Cup semifinal against Chelsea.
Both Kane and Alli are expected to be on the sidelines for a prolonged period while Heung-min Son is also unavailable for his international commitments. Spurs were expected to invest to rope in an alternative of Kane but Pochettino remains defiant in his stance.
The Argentine manager is open to bringing in new players but irrespective of their injury issues. “It is so clear, I am so open to improve the squad and add a player, [whether or not] Harry Kane and Dele Alli are fit or not fit.
“It is important to have a clear message to everyone. I was open in the summer and I am open now.
“It is not [the case] that because we have injuries we are going to change strategy. We are working, we will see what happens at the end but we are always open to improving the squad.
“It is always going to be difficult. In the summer the squad was full and we didn’t have space for players because we didn’t sell players.
“Now it is difficult too. I think this [January] is the most difficult transfer window. There are not many transfers, but a lot of loans.
“The difficult thing is to find quality that will add to the squad. We are Tottenham and to find the right players for us is difficult but we are trying.”