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Pochettino praises Spurs' 'massive' summer effort retain Kane and other stars

Pochettino praises Spurs' 'massive' summer effort retain Kane and other stars

With time running out in the transfer window, he does not forecast any late arrivals, while he would not be drawn into comment of Jack Grealish, the Aston Villa midfielder who has been closely associated with the club in recent days.

"The club made a massive effort to try and extend the contract of Harry Kane, just one example".

"There were many rumours during the summer, about players out".

'We didn't sell players and with 25 players in the squad it is hard to add players.

The Scotland global was a key man during a loan spell at Villa Park last season, but as the Villans hit financial difficulty early this summer, they were unable to put anything in place that allowed them to keep the playmaker.

"We have a very good squad, with very good players and it is very hard to add players to that", Pochettino added. If we are happy with our squad and can not improve our squad, sometimes it's better to keep our squad together.




The England captain - who won the Golden Boot at the recent World Cup finals in Russian Federation with six goals - took part in the rainy session held at the Tottenham training ground in Enfield on Thursday.

"We didn't sell players and with 25 players in the squad it is hard to add players". There is no point talking about players at another club. They couldn't even sign a player from the Championship.

Grealish is not the only high-profile player who will wake up today agonising over his future on the final day of the transfer window.

However, the Spurs boss could see his squad stretched this weekend as an update on TottenhamHotspur.com confirmed the north Londoners will be without at least six players for the trip to the north east to face Newcastle.

"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".

Tottenham kick off their Premier League campaign away against Newcastle on Saturday, and Pochettino is assessing the nine players who reached the World Cup semifinals and only returned to training on Monday.