Pochettino said at the end of last season that he wanted the club's hierarchy to be "brave" - a comment which many took as a strong hint he wanted new recruits to push on from a third successive top three finish. There were also new contracts for the likes of Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Hugo Lloris.
"Building a stadium that is almost £1bn".
Tottenham kick off their Premier League campaign away against Newcastle on Saturday, and Pochettino is assessing the nine players who reached the World Cup semifinals and only returned to training on Monday.
"Of course it's hard to understand for people in football that Tottenham didn't sign or sell players, but sometimes in football you need to behave differently", he said in his press conference earlier today, as per The Mirror.
"We believe a lot in our players and there's no point now to say 'why not repeat a similar season like previous year or the season before, and with more experience?'"
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"With Brexit it is worse because the cost is 30 percent more - that is a drama, I feel sorry for the English people - and then keeping the best players, for me [that] is to be courageous".
"I don't feel the panic in football".
"Football is a game where you need to be clever in how you set your principles, your strategy to try to win the games".
"We didn't sell players and with 25 players in the squad it is hard to add players".
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino: "Of course, it's hard to understand for people that Tottenham didn't sign or sell players, but sometimes in football you need to behave differently". Maybe we have different principles.
Speaking about any possible incomings, the Tottenham manager said in a press conference: "I think it's so hard now".