Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has confirmed that he does not expect many, if any, signings in the January transfer window.
Recently the Spurs boss suggested the club would look to that period to help them to get out of the slump or malaise that has set in this term, but he appears to have had a U-turn on that statement, stressing that he believes in the squad he currently has at his disposal.
Tottenham have made a poor start to the campaign by their standards, and headed into the international break off the back of a 7-2 loss to Bayern Munich, and a 3-0 Premier League defeat to Brighton and Hove Albion.
That left many judges believing that Spurs would go on another spending spree in January, after finally splashing the cash for the first time in a while in the summer, but it would appear as though that will not now be the case, as he suggested in a recent interview.
“I never was keen on January and I will not change now because it is a tough period or tough few games,” Football.London quote him as saying.
“Now I’m going to change my way to think or see things? For me the most important thing is to try and stay together.
“Of course after the windows some circumstances you can manage, a situation can arise in December or January and you need to take some decisions but we are not going to force anything because we believe the squad is a decent squad, now we need to be strong
“Our decision was right, because we are suffering a storm now we cannot now change quickly.”
Spurs will look to get their campaign back on track on Saturday afternoon, when they host Watford in the Premier League, and it will be interesting to see if the confidence given to their players, has the effect of revitalising their season.