There hasn’t been much to smile about if you’re a Tottenham fan in recent weeks, and with Pochettino returning to media duty ahead of the return of the Premier League this weekend, many will have hoped for the Argentine to bring some positivity.
It is well known that Cristian Eriksen is unsettled. The Dane has failed to commit his future to the club and following a series of talks, it appears Spurs will let him leave in January, as they look to recover some value from the star Danish international. Marca are one of a number of outlets to report this in recent weeks, as his departure begins to look all the more inevitable.
So with Eriksen set to leave and Spurs struggling for form, you would expect them to be active in the market come January. But Pochettino has other ideas, telling TalkSport: “I don’t believe so,” when asked if Spurs will bring in new players in the coming window. “I believe in the players that we have at Tottenham today.”
I know Spurs were active in the market this summer, but that cannot be the only time Levy opens his wallet. The squad is paying the price for inactivity for so long previous to this most recent window and they cannot afford to again be left behind some of the other Premier League clubs. The gap between Spurs and Liverpool and Manchester City is only widening, whilst Pochettino’s men are now looking likely to struggle to a top four finish – especially given Pochettino’s recent comments.
We recently discussed how Pochettino may look elsewhere if results don’t change, and with a lack of investment to turn this team around, fortunes won’t change and Poch may follow Eriksen out the door.
Tottenham cannot step back into the shadows, just as they were beginning to emerge as serious challengers for the Premier League title. No signings in January, especially if Eriksen were to leave, would be devastating.