Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino clarifies January transfer window comments

Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur  arrives prior to the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Tottenham Hotspur and Colchester United at JobServe Community Stadium on...

Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino had hinted that his side could be active in the January transfer window.

Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur gives his team instructions during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Crystal Palace at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on...

Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino has told Football London that he didn’t necessarily mean that he was going to make major changes in January, after his comments on Tuesday.

Pochettino suggested that Tottenham were going to ‘fix’ their issues in January in midweek, which led to suggestions that mass changes were about to be made.

The comments may have come out of frustration, as Pochettino was speaking just after watching his Tottenham side knocked out of the League Cup by Colchester United.

And the Spurs boss has now taken a far more calm stance, ahead of the January window.


“Again, again, it's how you consider my words and, sorry sometimes I use words that maybe means different or I want to translate some feelings that don't arrive in the way I want to translate to you,” Pochettino said, apologising for not making himself more clear.

“I am happy, with the squad that we have and now we need to perform with the squad we have. That responsibility is mine, to create that dynamic for us all to be together and start to perform in the way that we want.”

Despite Pochettino’s latest update Spurs may be forced into making changes in January.

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Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertongthen and Chrsitain Eriksen’s futures have still not been sorted, with their contracts running out at the end of the season.

Tottenham have also still been tentatively linked with Paulo Dybala of Juventus after targeting him in the summer transfer window, so they may opt to rekindle their interest in the Argentine striker in the new year, as reported by Football London.

For now Tottenham’s attention will be on turning their season around though, with Pochettino’s side’s next game coming against Southampton at the weekend.

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