Mauricio Pochettino has suggested that Tottenham will not be active during the January transfer window.
Spurs have endured a difficult start to the new seasons, being eliminated from the Carabao Cup by League Two Colchester before suffering humiliating defeats to Bayern Munich and Brighton prior to the international break.
Speculation has emerged that the club could look to bolster their squad in the winter window, whilst uncertainty remains over the futures of several players with the likes of Christian Eriksen and Toby Alderweireld having entered the final months of their contracts.
Despite the club’s recent struggles and situations of their unsettled stars, Pochettino has ruled out the proposition of the club being active in the January transfer window and admits he is not ‘keen’ on mid-season business.
“I never was keen on January and I will not change now because it is a tough period or tough few games, I’m not going to change the way I think or see things,” Pochettino said in his pre-match press conference.
“We are not going to force anything because we believe the squad is a decent squad. Now we need to be strong our decision was right, because we are suffering a storm now we cannot now change quick.
“Now it’s the time to be responsible. First me and then the players, everyone.
“My opinion, the way I love to work, is that when you take decisions in the summer and then you need to be responsible and then you need to find the way to make that work.
“For me, that’s it. I am not talking about January with anyone. I told the players, for me, January is too far away.
“Because they know me, after five and a half years, that all the rumours and all the opinion, of course we need to respect all and we respect all, but what is going to happen sometimes is the complete opposite that people are saying.”