Mauricio Pochettino has admitted that Tottenham Hotspur could still lose a few players this summer.
Spurs managed a 2-2 draw against Manchester City after Gabriel Jesus’ last minute goal was ruled out by VAR. It was a valiant effort to claim a point at the Etihad Stadium, especial when the hosts dominated most of the fixture on Saturday night.
Tottenham have been busy this summer, adding 4 players and breaking their transfer record twice on Tanguy Ndombele and then on Giovanni Lo Celso. Their best playmaker, Christian Eriksen continues to be heavily linked with Real Madrid and Pochettino has resorted to waiting out the rest of the transfer period.
“I think it’s not an excuse. I am not complaining about the situation, only explaining it,” he told reporters. “Of course, we still need to wait to see what happens with our squad. Maybe some players are still in a situation where things can happen.
“We are not a closed squad where nobody is going to move. Maybe nobody will move. The circumstances are that things are still open. The market in Europe makes things difficult in the way that we work and this type of situation doesn’t help the coaching staff to create a good dynamic.
“Of course, we are going to start our sixth season at Tottenham and I think we’re world champions at adapting ourselves to different circumstances. It’s a great experience. We are going to be one of the best coaching staffs in the world at adapting to circumstances.
“Today when you play against a team like Manchester City, with all the circumstances we have inside our team, I think 2-2 and a point is massive. Credit to the team and everyone who is working hard, trying to keep going, working, trying to not be focused on the circumstances, just positive, faith and hope. That is massive.
“I don’t know if people realise or not. I don’t care about that. Only that the circumstances are not the best and the challenge is massive. So happy because the will of the players, their commitment and with all the circumstances we’re trying to get a good result for the club and for our fans.”
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