Pochettino comments on whether Tottenham needed to sign another striker this summer


Mauricio Pochettino is happy with Tottenham's transfer activity.

Tottenham manager Maurico Pochettino has told the club's official website that he is content with the club's summer spending - and doesn't agree that Spurs needed to sign another striker.

Spurs brought in five new signings this summer, as Kevin Wimmer, Kieran Trippier, Toby Alderweireld, Clinton N'Jie and Son Heung-min all arrived, whilst midfielder Dele Alli has returned from his loan spell at MK Dons, meaning he is essentially like a new signing.

Deadline day failed to reap any rewards for Spurs, despite Sky Sports reporting that they had third and fourth bids - the latter of which was worth £23m - for West Bromwich Albion striker Saido Berahino rejected.

Now, Spurs have to make do with their squad until at least January, where many fans still want to see a holding midfielder and another striker brought in.

The latter has been a sore spot for supporters throughout the summer, with star striker Harry Kane desperately needing support in attack - and whilst Son and N'Jie should do that, they aren't natural centre forwards, which is what fans wanted to see.

Manager Pochettino has now reflected on the summer business, telling the club's official website that he is happy with how his squad is looking right now - and denied that Spurs needed to sign another striker, firmly believing that the versatility of players like Son and N'Jie will help them score goals.

"I look at our squad and I know we have worked well to shape it," said Pochettino. "Strengthening our defence was a priority given the number of goals we conceded last season. Toby, Kevin and Kieran add depth and quality. In Dele, Sonny and Clinton we have three young, fast and exciting players who can play in several different attacking positions, giving us good options. All of them had impressive seasons in their respective leagues last season and we are excited about their potential alongside that of our current players."

"I have been very clear that we would only add players that we felt would improve us and if any one player was not possible then I prefer we do not add for the sake of it. Much has been said about us only having one recognised striker in Harry - I don’t accept this at all - the positional play of today’s forwards means it’s too simplistic to look for goals from any one position - playing a fluid style means players switch. Also we secured Sonny and Clinton in the knowledge that we may not be adding any other forward," he added.

The statement from Pochettino may not appease fans who desperately wanted another striker brought in, but it seems that Pochettino has plans for his attack even having failed to sign Berahino - and that should at least give supporters some confidence for now.

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