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Pochettino: Spurs need to ‘operate differently’ to be ‘real contenders.’

Mauricio Pochettino believes Spurs must operate differently in the transfer market if they wish to be real contenders in the future. 

Speaking about the January window, the Argentinean hinted of his desire to add to his squad after a barren summer window.

Pochettino has been heavily linked with the summer vacancy at Manchester United and Spurs fans will be more than a little uncomfortable with his comments and open speculation on their manager’s future.

“I think it’s not dependent on some players leaving,” Pochettino told the press ahead of his sides semi-final clash with Chelsea in the Carabao Cup tonight.

“It’s more about finding the right player who fits for us, not only in the football side but is going to be a player that fits in all the areas.

“We know very well that summer is always difficult but winter is worse. Sure, for us it’s going to be difficult for us to add players. I don’t expect to add players but of course if in the end we have the opportunity to add the right players we are going to try.

“We are always open in trying to improve the squad but it’s not about players in if these players leave the squad. We will not operate like this.

“The other day I saw a stat that in the last 10 years in England and Europe how the teams were spending money. I think we were on the bottom.

“Of course we’re doing a fantastic job but if we want to be real contenders we need to operate in a different way in the future.”

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