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Mourinho hints at limited January transfer activity for Spurs

Jose Mourinho has suggested he will work with the Spurs players currently at his disposal rather than being ‘kings of the market’ following the opening of the January window.

The 1-0 defeat to Southampton on New Years Day means that Spurs have now won just one of their last four Premier League games, the initial resurgence after Jose Mourinho’s appointment having somewhat died off.

Spurs haven’t exactly been the biggest movers and shakers in the transfer market of late, failing to make a single signing in two of the last three windows, though did spend big in the summer as they looked to back Mauricio Pochettino.

Mourinho meanwhile has never usually been shy to splash his previous club’s cash, and despite today’s defeat leaving Spurs in sixth, six points off the top four, the Portuguese coach has suggested that he wants to ‘work’ with the clubs current squad rather than bringing in reinforcements.

“Come on, we need time to work,” Mourinho told BT Sport. “We need what we are not having. We need to focus on what we have. We are not looking to be the kings of the market. We are going to work.

“We see the bad result today which is the continuity of the last year. For 12 months, it has been very difficult to get results away from home. It is difficult.

“The work is not about buying, it is about working with the players on the pitch. It is something that is very difficult for us because we have no time to do it.”

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