Tottenham managed to finish above Arsenal for the second time in 22 years last season, and while Arsenal have brought in Unai Emery and five new first-teamers to try and regain the Kings of North London title, the Spuds have created a record by becoming the first team ever in the Premier League era to manage to go through the whole summer transfer window without bring in ONE new arrival.
Pochettino blamed Brexit as well as the new stadium… “What the club is doing is showing it is so brave,” he declared. “Building a new training ground, finishing this summer the (player’s) lodge was a massive investment.
“Building a stadium that is nearly £1bn. That is true, don’t believe in £400m, that is the truth. Then with Brexit it’s worse because the cost is 30 per cent more. That is a drama, I feel sorry for the English people.
“For me [that] is to be brave. Of course maybe in the mind of everyone they will say, ‘Oh Tottenham didn’t sign’, but to sign for the sake of signing?
“You need to respect all the opinions but of course we are a club that our decision was not to sign, (even though) it is the fashion to sign or because we are the only club in Europe that has not signed players.
“That maybe looks bad because of the perception and because of the history of football, but that is our decision – to keep the best players and to keep the squad. It’s a brave decision.”
I must say Arsenal managed to stay in the Top Four (and above Tottenham) for the whole building of the Emirates, and admittedly Wenger nearly came close to signing no-one in the year we only bought Petr Cech, but what ever Arsenal do Tottenham have to try and do better lol.
So here is my favourite tweet of the day….
Official Tottenham Hotspur new signing Announcement Video pic.twitter.com/NWmIBDn3aH
— CFC Tweet ♠️ (@CFCTWEET__) August 9, 2018