Tottenham media round-up: Pochettino on Soldado sale, big offer could land Berahino

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A selection of the latest stories in the media involving Tottenham Hotspur this Monday evening.

Tottenham Head Coach Mauricio Pochettino said that Roberto Soldado wanted to leave the club after leaving for Villarreal, the London Evening Standard reports, but the Spurs boss seems pretty relaxed about his striking options despite it being an area where the club is looking to strengthen. 

Pochettino is quoted, saying: "It was a club decision (to sell Soldado). A club wanted the player and the player wanted to leave.

"This was his decision from the first day of pre-season.

"When will the club sign a striker? Maybe next week, or the next - we need one or two players more."

Summer signing Toby Alderweireld has told the Evening Standard that he is feeling the pressure in his midfielder role with Spurs.

He references two former teammates having last season played behind a midfield combination of Morgan Schneiderlin and Victor Wanyama at Southampton.

He's quoted, saying: "You have to play better because if you don't play football anymore then they can put more pressure on you, get more guys in the box, and it's very difficult.

"At Southampton, Victor Wanyama and Morgan Schneiderlin put good pressure so they didn't have time to put the ball in the box - it makes it easier for defenders."

The comments came after Tottenham let a two goal lead slip at home to Stoke City, with the game finishing 2-2. It means Spurs have taken one point from their opening two games. 

One player that Tottenham have been strongly linked with for the duration of this window is West Bromwich Albion forward Saido Berahino, and their Head Coach Tony Pulis has suggested that he could be leaving The Hawthorns if a big offer was received for the 21-year-old.

Pulis is quoted by the Standard, saying: “To say he's not going to go is wrong for me, but it's going to have to be something special. We don’t want him to go, I personally don't think it's right for him to go. He's playing regularly here and he's almost the main man."

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