Mauricio Pochettino a relieved man after Tottenham beat Newcastle following transfer turmoil

Mauricio Pochettino a relieved man after Tottenham beat Newcastle following transfer turmoil

Mauricio Pochettino a relieved man after Tottenham beat Newcastle following transfer turmoil

This was evident when he told BBC Newcastle that "they know we can not waste energy and we need all this feel-good factor during the games".

"Mauricio Pochettino, the manager who has been at the heart of Tottenham's progress, has been rewarded with a bumper long-term deal, as have Son Heung-Min, Davinson Sanchez, Erik Lamela and Michel Vorm".

Newcastle levelled through their Spanish striker Joselu, but were let down by poor defending for both Tottenham goals as the visitors claimed opening-day success at St James' Park for the second season running.

"That maybe looks bad because of the perception and because of the history of football, but that is our decision - to keep the best players and to keep the squad".

"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. "We keep coming close, but it's getting to the point now where we've got to start winning trophies".

World Cup winning goalkeeper Hugo Lloris is looking to bring "positive energy" to Tottenham this season and believes that his English and Belgian team-mates will be even hungrier for success following their near misses in Russian Federation.




Vertonghen told Spurs TV: "I haven't scored in the Premier League for a while, so I was happy to score".

Spurs' Eric Dier pursues Ayoze Perez of Newcastle during the clubs' Premier League opener on Saturday at St James' Park.

Benítez talked highly of his team and how they played today, telling Sky Sports he though his side "deserved more". "There's massive competition between them and I'm going to rotate in the next few weeks, trying to give the possibility to all the players to play and be important". Yes we can sit and have the age-old debate of whether Mitrovic can do it in the prem, but the reality is, it dosen't matter whether he can or not because Rafa didn't want to play him for whatever reason.

As a result, the new owners not only dismissed the bid of £25m from Spurs but also insisted that the 22-year-old is not for sale. "I do not care what anyone says; they could not have made a better signing than that in the window" Crouch said.

"We like playing together, we enjoy it, so we'll just focus on what we have to do on the pitch", the England global said, quoted by the Daily Mail. I am not going to complain.

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