Pochettino reveals Spurs to make up to four additions

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"Maybe for one or two and I hope they do".

He continued: "Right now, Harry Kane is one year away from being worth that, if already not being worth that". But if one or more of their best players go down with injuries, there isn't an equal amount of talent waiting in the wings.

Spurs have one of the best starting XIs in the Premier League. If they manage to take four points from those matches, it would represent an excellent start. They have a fluid midfield who defend very well and have skillful attacking players.

There have been 14 goals scored in the last three Premier League meetings between these two clubs at St James' Park.

Players like Harry Kane and Dele Alli may not stay at the club if they do not win a major piece of silverware soon, so Spurs need to stop challenging for titles and instead start winning them.

"It is so hard when you have a very good team and at a club like Tottenham you have a very clear philosophy and a plan that you want to follow", the Argetine said. "If they have a team in England, it could work perfectly".

"We need to bring some new energy and strengthen our squad".

Although Spurs have come under scrutiny for their cautious approach to the transfer window, Pochettino has insisted that now is not the time to panic as he sought to explain his side's lack of summer business.

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He said officers also wanted to hear from delivery drivers who may have been in the area and to obtain dash-cam footage. The father of two was attacked in woodland and suffered "multiple wounds" including to his head and neck.

And now a number of other players are also threatening to speak out, with fears Tottenham are being left behind by their big-spending Premier League rivals. Combine this with the dramatic improvements that Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea have made, and you'd be fair to wonder whether Spurs have been lapped this summer even as the club tries desperate to pitch fiscal sense in an era of total fiscal lunacy.

Spurs didn't suffer many long-term injuries last season.

If Kane is injured - like he was for chunks of last season - backup striker Vincent Jansen has not proven himself a capable replacement.

Tottenham have been excellent for the last two seasons and have been extremely unlucky not to have a trophy to show for their efforts.

How will Mauricio Pochettino's Tottenham line up for the 2017-18 season? Arsenal faced similar issues from the mid- to late-noughties. Are Spurs going to break their wage structure?

Pochettino, meanwhile, has played down concerns that playing at Wembley this season, while the construction of their new stadium is completed, will derail a title bid.

Wembley has not proved to be an easy host for Tottenham. They have won twice in 10 attempts since the national stadium reopened in 2007.

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