Tottenham boss Pochettino discusses transfer plans for the summer

Pochettino

Mauricio Pochettino held his first English press conference in Seattle, and touched on the club's approach to transfers ahead of the new season.

Tottenham Hotspur are currently preparing for this evening's match with Seattle Sounders in the North West of the United States.

Their pre-season tour of North America will take them from Seattle across the Candadian border to visit former Spurs duo Ryan Nelsen and Jermain Defoe in Toronto, and then finishing off against Chicago Fire before flying back to the UK.

Mauricio Pochettino and Brad Friedel were fielding questions from journalists ahead of the game, with the club's manager comfortably answering questions in English from the press.

Inevitably, given that Spurs are the only team yet to make a summer signing this year, some of those questions touched on what the Argentine's plans are for the first team and whether he foresees many changes.

Asked what additions Pochettino would like to see made to the squad before the window closed, the former Southampton manager issued the following conservative answer:

"Not many players," said the Spurs head coach. "We have a very good squad, a bigger squad. Always we're looking to improve the squad, but no big changes.

"Last summer the club made a big effort in the window. I believe in these players, I think we are always looking to improve but we don't expect and you shouldn't expect big changes."

Standard fare if you like from a football manager, with the 42-year-old emphasising that he is happy with those he has at White Hart Lane but emphasising that if the right player is available to improve his new team the club will be happy to pursue that individual.

With rumours abound that Spurs are about to sign Swansea's Ben Davies, left back is clearly an area the club have highlighted as needing improving.

It'll be interesting to see what other players may be brought in before the end of the transfer window.

Register for TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch