Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino’s comments suggest his squad is set for a major shakeup this summer.
This term, the north London club have felt the effects of no summer signings, along with multiple injuries.
His Spurs side have once again shown many promising signs, but a final push in the transfer window is what looks needed.
Pochettino: “I think we need to rebuild”
Pochettino claims that Tottenham’s squad is in need of rebuild this summer.
The Argentine also suggested that “painful” departures will be enforced to help finance new arrivals.
Spurs have been linked with the likes of Ryan Sessegnon, Jack Grealish and Andre Gomes.
Meanwhile, Toby Alderweirled, Christian Eriksen and Kieran Trippier could be heading in the opposite direction.
“The key is from now to the future, and how we are going to have the opportunity to build a new project and be sure we’re a real contender and consistent in the future.
“We are close, but the last step is always the most difficult – and the biggest step.
“We need to rebuild and it’s going to be painful. I think we need to rebuild.
“When people talk about Tottenham they say ‘you have an amazing house but you need to put the furniture in.
“Maybe you need better furniture’. It depends on your budget but that is the reality.
“We have to be respectful about teams like City or Liverpool, that are paying a lot of money, but I think we are brave, we are clever and we are creative.
“Now it’s about creating another chapter and having a clear idea about how we are going to build that new project for Tottenham.”
Champions League review: Tottenham 0-1 Ajax
Advantage Ajax! 🇳🇱
The young and fearless Dutchmen stunned Spurs in their new stadium 👏
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) May 1, 2019
It’s advantage AFC Ajax following their 1-0 triumph at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Donny van de Beek netted the only goal of the game, with the two sides set to head to Amsterdam next week.
It proved a step too far for Mauricio Pochettino’s injury-plagued squad as they struggled to match the Dutch side.
Tottenham will be hoping the return of Heung-min Son and others will be key at the Johan Cruijff ArenA.
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