Tottenham is Forced To Create Stars Instead of Buying Them

Mauricio Pochettino states that Tottenham Hotspur needs to develop their own players because, unlike Manchester City and Liverpool, they are unable to sign the football stars who will be able to take them to a brand-new level.

Tottenham haven’t signed a player in the last two transfer windows, while January’s deadline is fast approaching, and the team’s manager admits that the squad is unable to perform in the same manner as their rivals.

Mauricio Pochettino Outlook on Transfers

“In the last few years, Liverpool has managed to invest loads of money,” Pochettino stated in a recent interview. “Due to several circumstances, we attempted to develop young players with fantastic futures such as Harry Winks, Kieran Trippier, Eric Dier, Dele Alli, and Harry Kane.

“We are essentially creating new players. However, when Liverpool needs a brand-new defender, they take Virgil van Dijk. When they need a new goalkeeper, they simply take Alisson. The same can be said for Manchester City.

“To be honest, it’s quite valid as Barcelona and Real Madrid do the same as they are on a completely different level.

“As it stands, Tottenham Hotspur haven’t quite reached that level as of yet. Therefore, when we can get a washing machine, we simply settle for a dryer that can do the job. Instead of getting a sofa, we simply obtain a chair so that we can sit. That’s essentially the difference between Hotspur and the squads that are developed to win.”

The Current Level of Tottenham Hotspur

Mauricio Pochettino hasn’t won a single trophy as a manager but has been coveted by top-tier clubs, including Manchester United and Real Madrid. However, he believes that his team is heading in the right direction and will eventually win the necessary silverware in the not too distant future.

“It’s quite similar when it comes to the players,” Pochettino stated. “Everyone is under the impression that Tottenham have yet to reach the next level. However, when you look at it logically, there’s definitely enough potential to make it happen once more experienced players join the club.

“The idea behind Tottenham is to eventually become the final product for players and managers that want to win trophies.

“We are taking the first steps to become an elite club. In the past, the squad has regularly played in the Champions League where we managed to finish in the top four. However, we are well aware that this is a difficult task and we need more time to improve.”

Tottenham Hotspur haven’t won any silverware since 2008 and exited two domestic competitions within the last week. The manager has also been criticised for seeing trophies as only building egos. However, he believes that qualifying for the Champions League is more important to him and his players.

One major aspect for Tottenham is the new stadium that will open in March. The manager believes that once Tottenham moves back to Wembley, it will be an extremely important moment for the squad in terms of improving.