Mauricio Pochettino says Tottenham will deserve trophies, not buy them

Mauricio Pochettino says Tottenham will deserve trophies, not buy them

"I'm very clear. At this stage we want to be keeping options available because as you've seen with Harry, something can happen at the drop of a hat".

Kane was sidelined for 10 games last season with a similar problem and injured the ankle again in March 2017, leaving him out for a month.

Any side going for an eighth straight home win has to be respected and especially so at the prices.

Davinson Sanchez, Jan Vertonghen and Ben Davies are all recalled to the defence in a very strong starting XI for Pochettino, while Lucas Moura, Erik Lamela, Christian Eriksen and Son make up a very attacking front line. Pochettino also highlighted how Leicester's Premier League title victory did not help build a sustained winning culture at the King Power Stadium. But the moment you lift the trophy and then put it down, that disappears.

"It's different when you are in the action".

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Tottenham Hotspur can cope with the loss of Harry Kane to injury and the absence of their prolific striker will not be used as an excuse if the team suffers a dip in form, manager Mauricio Pochettino said on Thursday. "As long as your main focus is football, then that's all you need to think about", he told the UK Mirror. If not, all that happiness will transform into sadness. "I'm not saying that winning is not good, all that we are doing is to try to win!"

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He said his players feel proud and happy with their current status and are not feeling undo pressure about the perceived urgency to win a trophy.

"Of course Swansea have quality players", the Spurs boss said. You need to find different motivations and stimulus. In the following match, the team were up against it as Jordan Ayew was sent off early and the players had to dig in to grind out a point. Even when I was a kid playing on the streets or on the estate, I was always playing against older people.

"We expect more from him?"

"Look what happened with us at Rochdale or Newport".

Tottenham finished in third place in the Premier League table in 2015-16 before Spurs ended up in runners-up spot behind champions Chelsea FC last term.

In total, he has scored 42 goals from 137 games in a Tottenham shirt, a fairly impressive tally when you consider he is a midfielder.

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