Newcastle vs. Tottenham: Mauricio Pochettino responds to thorny Rose situation


In his interview, Mauricio Pochettino said "It's not easy to find the right profile but I'm sure we'll add some players in the next few weeks".

Tottenham are the only Premier League team not to have made a signing yet, with the sale of Kyle Walker fans have been hoping that the money gained will be reinvested.

Speaking ahead of his team's trip to newly-promoted Newcastle United on Sunday, Pochettino responded to what Rose said about "Googling" people in amusing fashion. For me he is one of the most important businessmen in this country, I am sure he has many reasons to say that.

"If you remember four years ago, the people say who is Mauricio Pochettino?" But for now, we can put these dreams where they belong, back on the very top shelf, unreachable behind all the other forbidden fruits.

"I think Barkley would be the ideal player to do something different and I wouldn't even be surprised if they put in a late bid for Wilfried Zaha".

"If you see the last five years, always Tottenham sign players at the end of the transfer window", he said.

Otherwise it should be a familiar side with Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli looking to carry over their excellent form from last season as they support Golden Boot victor Harry Kane in attack. "This matter is not a problem for myself", Pochettino said.

"He's our player. He needs to become fit as quickly as possible".

"Since January he's been working hard to fix his problem and our medical staff are working hard with him".

The Argentine said "of course" Rose has a future at Tottenham and "of course" he does not want to see his left back sold.

"It's a thing you know well, nothing changes my ambition and perception. The moment he apologised we moved on and it was the past". "For me this situation is in the past".

Rafa Benitez has admitted his frustration at a lack of new additions this summer, but three new signings are in contention to make their debuts on Sunday.

"I don't understand why it is now an issue".

"We have a very confident team who are ready to challenge again for a big season, but it's true we have the responsibility to try to provide some new energy every season".