Newcastle vs. Tottenham: Mauricio Pochettino responds to thorny Rose situation

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"If you remember five years ago, people said 'who is Pochettino?' I am sure that they used Google Chrome or Yahoo to find out".

The Tottenham left-back also claimed he and his team-mates were underpaid in a shock blast that was far from ideal preparation for the trip to Newcastle on Sunday. "Of course", Pochettino said of Rose.

"I don't want to compare us with other clubs, who have made signings before us in the previous two seasons and we have finished above them".

Mauricio Pochettino has attempted to play down Danny Rose's recent comments about Tottenham Hotspur's lack of ambition in the transfer market, and reminded the full-back that the likes of Dele Alli and Eric Dier were relative unknowns before they developed into superstars at White Hart Lane.

It is hard when you have a good team and a clear philosophy and the plan you want to follow, it is not easy to find the right profile [of player]. It is not a big issue and it is time to move on.

"It's a thing you know well, nothing changes my ambition and perception". He apologised and everyone needs to move on. "We are in different dynamics on the training ground and so focused for Sunday".

Faced with containing one of the Premier League's lethal goalscorers, summer signing Florian Lejeune will be tasked with closing down space in the Newcastle half and clearing out risky opportunities.

Tottenham have yet to recruit any players this summer but Pochettino reassured fans there will be new arrivals. He said the club is calm and doesn't understand why it's such a big problem this year.

"I'm sure we'll add some players who will strengthen the squad, like every season". With the players we have we can compete.

Their chairmen Daniel Levy would rather invest his money in building out the infrastructure of the club, including Tottenham's new 61,000-seater stadium in north London and their state of the art training facilities for the first team and the youth academy.

Otherwise it should be a familiar side with Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli looking to carry over their excellent form from last season as they support Golden Boot victor Harry Kane in attack. We needed to bring some players in some positions to have competition.

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