Key Men Miss Out For Pochettino: Predicted Tottenham Starting XI vs Newcastle


"I'm sure they used Google or Chrome!" former Argentina global Pochettino said.

He went on urge Spurs to sign "well-known" players and added: "I know my worth and I will make sure I get what I am worth".

"I'm sure we'll add some players who will strengthen the squad, like every season".

The Argentine was more relaxed about the club's lack of activity in the transfer market ahead Tottenham's first game of the season at promoted Newcastle United on Sunday.

Speaking on BBC Radio 5 Live yesterday (11 August 2017) the 33-year-old motor-mouth entered the Danny Rose debate.

"When we signed players like Eric Dier, nobody knew, or Dele Alli who was playing in League One".

Never before or since has a Tottenham side managed by Mauricio Pochettino suffered such brutal humiliation as they did at St James' Park on May 15, 2016.

That leaves Kyle Walker-Peters as the only fit fight-back at White Hart Lane.

Pochettino, who was speaking at a news conference ahead of Sunday's Premier League opener at Newcastle, took the unusual step of answering numerous questions in Spanish, asking his assistant Jesus Perez to translate. But with their title rivals strengthening so significantly, hopes of a title challenge have been fading.

The circus of Watford manager goes in as they bring in their third manager in as many seasons, time will tell if he can last longer than a season. Spurs may retain the overall best starting XI of last year's Premier League, but they haven't done a thing to improve it.

'Because to make Wembley home and to change the perception from the fans and feel in the end that Wembley can help us to be better and achieve our dream is a big, big job'. With a new £750 million stadium to pay for, trips such as this and the subsequent United States tour are absolutely vital. An injury to either Kane or Alli, or even Christian Eriksen, could cost them a lot of points.

Tottenham have yet to recruit any players this summer but Pochettino reassured fans there will be new arrivals.

"I don't think it's a matter to joke about because with some of the worldwide players today, maybe one or two years ago, none of us knew them very well".

Pochettino, though, retains full faith in those already at his disposal and says he would rather triumph through careful tinkering than by attempting to buy success.

Left back Aaron Creswell has been a constant for West Ham, his bursts upfield and ability to control the pace of a game is hugely important for West Ham, his form is also very good at the moment expect to see him play a key role in the upcoming campaign.