People used to Google 'Pochettino' - Spurs boss responds to Rose

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England worldwide Rose told The Sun he wanted Tottenham to improve their squad with top class players and "not players you have to Google and say, 'Who's that?'".

"I'm sure that will happen and we'll add some players before the end of the transfer window". "He had a couple of bad games towards the end of last season and if Spurs are to push the likes of Chelsea and Manchester City all the way, he can not afford to have a single off day", he added. Pochettino said in comments published by British newspapers on Saturday.

With the likes of Hugo Lloris, Jan Vertonghen, Mousa Dembele and Dele Alli as well as the aforementioned Alderweireld, Dier and Kane, Tottenham still have an impressive side - but Martin Keown believes that it's actually playmaker Christian Eriksen who is Tottenham's key player heading into the new season. "The type of player we want to add is very specific and it has been hard to make it happen early on in the transfer window, but we are so calm".

Over the last five seasons Tottenham have completed 47% of their business after the regular season has begun, yet they have improved on their position from the previous campaign in each of the last three years.

"My words were not meant to offend and for that I would like to apologies to the chairman, manager, my team mates and the fans".

"Sometime as a player you are frustrated for different reasons".

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But during a press conference on Friday ahead of their season's opener, Guardiola said: "Last season we were favourites too and we finished 15 points behind".

"It was his opinion and then he understood that maybe he needed to apologise to us, and that is very good for him and the club. Now we move on".

Pochettino also reassured fans that Spurs were working to bolster a squad that finished second behind champions Chelsea last season.

"When you see the market it is a price that can surprise us", said Pochettino.

"The player is calm and we are calm".

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

"I'm sure we'll add some players who will strengthen the squad, like every season". But for now, we can put these dreams where they belong, back on the very top shelf, unreachable behind all the other forbidden fruits.

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