Tottenham didn't buy in summer window because targets were 'unaffordable' - Pochettino

West Ham United's Marko Arnautovic and Tottenham Hotspur's Toby Alderweireld battle for the ball during the Premier League match at London Stadium

West Ham United's Marko Arnautovic and Tottenham Hotspur's Toby Alderweireld battle for the ball during the Premier League match at London Stadium

Levy, who is preparing to move the north London club into a new home, recently attended a meeting with the Tottenham Hotspur Supporters' Trust and explained the reason behind their bare summer and whether they'll be active this coming January.

'One thing to make clear, ' said Pochettino. That was impossible. I was happy and am happy with the squad that I have, 25 players. Every six months you need to do something to refresh and to wake up, or to change the dynamic in the dressing room.

"At the same time we are realistic and with all the circumstance we suffered in the summer, with the World Cup and the players that arrived the week before the start of the season, the challenge was bigger for everyone".

Well-publicised efforts to sign Jack Grealish from Aston Villa or Wilfried Zaha from Crystal Palace were not successful.

Their scouts have also been closely monitoring Brentford Ollie Watkins and, according to reports this week, Blackburn's Bradley Dack.

"But if you can not achieve what you need or want, [making signings] because you need to make happy people or act like all the clubs, I think that is not common sense".

'Maybe you have the money but not enough to sign what you need or want. It's unclear whether or not they'll be in the starting XI, but you can read on to get our predictions on both players.

Google Maps lets you share your ETA via third-party apps
The company today added the ability to share the progress of your journey in real time with your friends and family on iOS. If you don't have the update there's no use spamming the Google Play Store, this looks like a server-side switch.

Dele Alli and Danny Rose are ruled out for at least another week and Jan Vertonghen is a longer term absentee.

Mauricio Pochettino has been speaking to the media at his pre-match press conference this afternoon and the club have issued a full team news and injury update ahead of the game including the latest on the fitness of Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen, Moussa Dembele, Danny Rose and Jan Vertonghen.

"It will be a tough month of competition for us", he said.

"There are a lot of games ahead and it's so important to have almost all the squad fit to compete and play and to give options to rotate and share the games".

Under his guidance Spurs have climbed the Premier League table in each of his first three seasons finishing fifth (2014/15), third (2015/16), second (2016/17) before falling back to third last season.

Premier League football returns this weekend and Tottenham will be looking to continue their good form with another positive result against West Ham on Saturday afternoon.

Recommended News

  • Apple to unveil new iPads, MacBooks on October 30

    Apple to unveil new iPads, MacBooks on October 30

    In March, the company announced new education software and an update to the entry-level iPad at a Chicago-area high school. Many expect iPad Pro models with Face ID and thinner bezels, a possible refresh to the MacBook Air and Mac mini .
    US opens federal investigation into Catholic Church abuse

    US opens federal investigation into Catholic Church abuse

    Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro, who oversaw the state probe, declined to comment on the federal investigation. Former Erie Diocese Priest David Poulson, 64, pleaded guilty to sex crimes involving children on Wednesday.
    Cardi B Says Her Baby 'Broke My Vagina'

    Cardi B Says Her Baby 'Broke My Vagina'

    When Jimmy asked Cardi whether childbirth was easier or harder than she imagined, the 26-year-old replied: 'It was totally harder. This is what I was missing my whole life? "I could do this over and over again", she added.
  • Facebook reportedly believes spammers were behind massive hack

    Facebook reportedly believes spammers were behind massive hack

    This attribution is supported by the attackers' decision to compromise a limited amount of information that was available to them. One million users had no details accessed.
    Wagner warns Huddersfield of Klopp's injury 'smokescreens'

    Wagner warns Huddersfield of Klopp's injury 'smokescreens'

    Jurgen Klopp is expected to give Brazil global , Fabinho his first start for Liverpool since arriving Anfield in the summer transfer window.
    Samsung's Snapdragon-powered 2-in-1 Galaxy Book 2 starts at $999

    Samsung's Snapdragon-powered 2-in-1 Galaxy Book 2 starts at $999

    The $999 Galaxy Book 2 has been announced for the United States only for now, but we expect it to come to the UK. The Galaxy Book 2 is a Surface Pro 6 rival and this time comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 instead of Intel.
  • Trump threatens Mexico over migrant caravan

    Trump threatens Mexico over migrant caravan

    In April , the president did deploy the National Guard to assist at the border, a move previously done by both President George W. Trump has threatened to cut aid to Honduras and Guatemala if their governments do not stop the caravan.
    Meghan Markle Wears Bump-Hugging Dress on Royal Tour

    Meghan Markle Wears Bump-Hugging Dress on Royal Tour

    A pregnant Meghan Markle and husband Prince Harry arrived in Sydney's Bondi Beach on Friday to screams and cheers from royal fans. Earlier today , five-year-old Luke Vincent stole the show after he hugged Prince Harry and stroked his beard .
    Antarctic ice shelf sings as winds whip across its surface

    Antarctic ice shelf sings as winds whip across its surface

    The snow provides a barrier between the air and the ice, which insulates it from warming temperatures, comparing it to a fur coat. Mr Chaput and his team were using seismic sensors to learn more about the structure and movements of the Ross Ice Shelf.
  • Ford GT order book is open...again

    Ford GT order book is open...again

    Successful punters will need to stump up a cool $450,000 for the 3.5-litre V6-powered carbonfibre machine. Ford says it received over 6,500 applications to buy the GT back in 2016 when the selection process began.
    Trump Praises Montana Congressman for Body Slamming Reporter

    Trump Praises Montana Congressman for Body Slamming Reporter

    Donald Trump kicked off a western tour in Montana on Thursday ostensibly to support Matt Rosendale as he attempts to unseat Sen. Trump said he originally thought the assault - which took place on the eve of his election - might hurt Gianforte's chances.
    Donald Trump Tweets

    Donald Trump Tweets "MANY CRIMINALS" On Way To Border, Blames Democrats

    In a series of tweets Thursday morning, Trump also blamed Democrats for the "assault on our country" by illegal immigration . The president tweeted Wednesday about the caravan again, this time tying it to Democrats and the midterm elections.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.