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Chairman Daniel Levy has proved his point by refusing to sell to Belgian to another Premier League side, but Spurs still have the option to sell him overseas.

Deals for players like Danny Rose, Toby Alderweireld and Mousa Dembélé are yet to materialise however and Pochettino said he expected the players who remained at the club following the close of the window to knuckle down.

Alderweireld was heavily linked with a move to Manchester United but firm interest never materialised.

Mauricio Pochettino didn't manage to bring in any new signings this summer but the Tottenham manager expressed his delight at keeping his squad together with no key players leaving.

With so many Tottenham players involved in the latter stages of the World Cup, Pochettino has had little time to work with the whole squad leading into the first game.

"It's not about adding because it's fashionable to sign players".

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"I am the boss and if I expect you to do something then you need to provide it".

To keep our best players was our objective and goal and we have achieved that - at the moment, we will see what happens in the next 20 days in Europe. I think the club is doing an wonderful effort to try to finish the stadium as soon as possible, and the lodge is finished at the training ground.

"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.

If we are happy with our squad and can not improve our squad, sometimes it's better to keep our squad together.

Pochettino has labelled the club "brave" for their stance, stating his satisfaction at securing new deals for players including Harry Kane and Hueng-min Son.

But Pochettino believes the club have acted on his demand in a different way.