first_imgTottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has insisted he has ‘no regrets’ over not bringing in any new players during the summer transfer window, but has hinted he could freshen up his squad in January.Earlier this year, Spurs became the first club in Premier League history not to make a summer signing since the transfer window’s inception. Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Pochettino has hinted at January arrivals at Tottenham “We have one more point than last season and I am not happy about that because we are fifth in the table and the ambition is to be on the top.“At the same time we are realistic and with all the circumstance we suffered in the summer, with the World Cup and the players that arrived the week before the start of the season, the challenge was bigger for everyone.“We kept fighting and we are very close to the top of the table.“We are happy but we are trying to improve, trying to be ambitious and be top of the table.”Pochettino added that the club will not change their ethos to please supporters and was adamant he will not make pointless signings during his reign in charge. 3 Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ IN DEMAND After a slow start, January signing Lucas Moura has practically been a new signing for Tottenham this season anyway 3 LIVING THE DREAM 3 Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade RANKED Latest transfer news on talkSPORT.comcenter_img The club faced criticism for their inactivity when the team suffered a small slump with back-to-back defeats to Watford and Liverpool, yet Tottenham have still amassed a joint club-record of 18 points from their opening eight games.And Pochettino has again defended the club’s decision not to add any new players to his squad over the summer window.The Argentine did suggest, though, that he and his management team are always looking to strengthen their squad and will look to ‘refresh’ his team when the transfer window reopens.“It was difficult to achieve the player we needed,” Pochettino said ahead of Saturday’s London derby against West Ham.“That was impossible. I was happy and am happy with the squad that I have, 25 players.“We tried to sign and but we could not achieve what we need or what we want. I think one thing is to make clear; all the coaching staff, managers, always want to improve the squad. “Of course we are always trying to improve our squad because football is dynamic. Every six months you need to do something to refresh and to wake up. That is the history in every single club.“We have no regrets, we are happy. When we started the season with three games that we won and we were up at the top of the table people were talking in a different way, ‘Oh how clever are Tottenham because they keep all the squad from last season’.“After we lost some games all the alarms started to make a big impact in the perception. But I need to remind everyone that this is our best start after eight games, it is the best start in the Premier League for Tottenham. REVEALED The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti targets targets Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer “If you can not achieve what you need or want, because you need to sign because you need to make people happy or act like all the clubs, I think that is not common sense,”said the Argentine.“We showed that we are not populous…it is easy to say that we are going to sign three players and, oh look, the people are happy because we signed.“If we don’t need the players who are available to sign then why are we going to sign (them). That is the point.” Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Spurs sit just two points adrift of joint Premier League leaders Man City, Liverpool and Chelsea moving on LATEST last_img