The transfer window has come and gone. Like in previous window’s, Tottenham Hotspur are reeling over inactivity in the market.
For the second successive window, Spurs were unable to make any kind of reinforcement to their squad despite obvious deficiences.
Lucas Moura was the club’s last addition to Pochettino’s squad from Paris Saint Germain over a year ago.
The expectation was that Spurs would bring in some fresh legs to at least replace the duo that left, especially Dembele who has been an influential part of Pochettino’s team in recent years.
Pochettino has been left disappointed with another inactive month in the market, especially with his side in an injury crisis of some sort.
The Argentinean has always preferred to stay muted over questions about funds available to him but revealed his frustration this time when quizzed ahead of Spurs’ home game with Newcastle United on Saturday.
“I wanted to strengthen the squad but, if we cannot sign anyone, I need to stick with the pressure of the club.” He said as quoted by Goal.
“I am disappointed because we are in a very good position and maybe, with a little more help, we could not have an excuse not to be a real contender. But we are in a very good position and we will fight until the end to be as high as we can.”
Spurs are without three first-team players ahead of a busy February.
Harry Kane, Ben Davies and Dele Alli are ruled out due to ankle, groin and hamstring injuries.
Moura, too, isn’t fully fit after picking up a knock last month.
Tottenham are in the race for the Premier League, trailing Manchester City and Liverpool.
The Lilywhites have a tough Champions League last 16
Tottenham fans will be gutted if, at the end of the season, their team falls just short of the title once again and will wonder what could have been, if only the club added some fresh faces in January.