'That is the problem' - Pochettino reveals serious concerns over Tottenham's transfer future
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has revealed that he holds concerns over the fact players in his current squad could look to be leaving the club due to their lack of immediate success.
Spurs have not picked up any silverware since the League Cup in 2008, with their runners up medals from the 2009 final of the same competition the closest they have come since.
Over the past few years they have been in the running for the Premier League title, beaten by surprise victors Leicester City before finishing in second behind a resurgent Chelsea side in the last campaign.
Despite insisting that the Lilywhites have a long-term strategy to ensure future success, Pochettino says he holds serious concerns that the club may see an exodus of players in future transfer markets from those who do not share the same vision, and are more interested in securing trophies and titles in the immediate future.
Speaking to the press ahead of Saturday’s clash against Manchester City, who bought Kyle Walker in from Spurs over the summer as he looked for a new challenge, Pochettino was quoted by football.london as saying: “It’s human nature that the players always want to improve, and have different challenges and ideas.
“We know how our project is and who we are, and in the end we try to develop our project not only thinking about today and tomorrow, but thinking long-term.
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“That is the problem, I agree with you.
“Maybe some players are not agreed in this plan and this strategy, and of course they are right to complain, to talk and in the end to want to move or have another challenge for different reasons.”
Spurs are on a four game unbeaten streak against Manchester City in recent encounters, but Pep Guardiola’s men have picked up 15 consecutive victories this season, a Football League record, their latest coming thanks to a 4-0 thrashing of Swansea in midweek.
In other Tottenham news, Michael Owen has said that an impressive streak will come to an end in Saturday’s showdown.