Spurs’ Pochettino disappointed by lack of signings

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Mauricio Pochettino is disappointed by Tottenham Hotspur’s failure to sign any players in the January transfer window but the manager says his team will keep fighting to finish as high up the table as they can.

Spurs are the first team in the Premier League era not to sign a player in consecutive transfer windows but despite the lack of fresh faces they sit behind only Liverpool and Manchester City ahead of Saturday’s home game against Newcastle United.

“Of course I wanted to strengthen the squad but if we cannot sign, I need to stick with the project of the club,” Pochettino told his weekly news conference.

“Of course (I am) disappointed because we are in a very good position and maybe with a help from some players we can remove the excuse that we are not a real contender.

“But we are close … and we will fight to the end to be as high as we can.”

Pochettino also said he would allow Dutch striker Vincent Janssen back into the first team after the player failed to secure a move away.

REUTERS/Reporting by Simon Jennings in Bengaluru; Editing by Peter Rutherford

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