There are two main reasons why Tottenham might struggle this campaign and not even end up in the top four. "I signed my contract at the time but time has moved on".
60%: Odds of recently-promoted Huddersfield to be relegated at the end of the season.
Spurs continue to be linked with numerous names and Pochettino insists they are trying their best to bring players into the club. Despite that, they still possess two of England's best players in Harry Kane and Dele Alli so Spurs fans will remain optimistic that they can finish above their north London rivals Arsenal for the second time in 23 years.
In a further boost, Pochettino also revealed that Victor Wanyama has recovered from a knee injury while Heung-min Son has been passed fit from a broken arm that he suffered in pre-season. "Man for man I wouldn't swap them with anyone, that starting XI is a top, top team". Cartilage Free Captain has a great look at these depth issues and when they're parsed out in text in front of you, the situation really does become astonishing for a club of Tottenham's type. Tottenham are an attractive club - located in London, playing Champions League football, have a young and talented squad, and a very promising manager.
Mauricio Pochettino's club has made the largest transfer surplus of the 20 Premier League teams this summer, taking £74.3 million (about $96.6 million) without any outgoings. But as of right now, are the right additions on the horizon? And in the absence of a bid, Ronald Koeman has said he is more than happy to keep Barkley at Goodison Park. There is no doubting the quality that the England global offers, but he was displaced in the team last season by Kieran Trippier and the Spurs manager will have faith that the right-back can step up over the next 12 months. "In a three-against-three training match, if the score reaches 5-4 I send the players back to the dressing rooms as they are not defending properly".
Amid concerns over a lack of transfer activity, Pochettino said Spurs are "working hard to strengthen the squad".
Particularly if Spurs strike a deal with Manchester United, there's potential to receive some players in return, namely Luke Shaw to replace Rose, who was a star under Pochettino at Southampton, and Anthony Martial, who it seems Jose Mourinho doesn't value.
"So I think what's happened is definitely that Kyle Walker has told him what he's getting and he's saying "well I'm 27 now, I'm going to do what a lot of other player do and want a move".
Tottenham have been developing a new stadium which is set to be available for use in the 2018/19 campaign.