Harry Kane has defended Tottenham’s lack of spending after the club failed to make a single summer signing.
Spurs were the only Premier League club not to bring in any new recruits during the summer transfer window.
A deal for Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish looked likely until the Championship club refused to listen to offers for the 22-year-old at the last minute.
Tottenham didn’t turn their attentions to alternative targets after missing out on Grealish and ended up making no new signings.
That said, players who were expected to leave the club – the likes of Danny Rose, Toby Alderweireld and Mousa Dembele – all failed to secure moves to other English clubs before the Premier League’s transfer window closed on August 9th.
And Kane believes Spurs were within their rights to opt against bringing in new players.
“Everyone just needs to be calm down,” said Kane (via the London Evening Standard). “The stadium is a huge project. With the transfer window, he [Pochettino] didn’t need to buy anyone because he believes in the whole squad, and that’s important.
“We’re not going to buy players for the sake of it. We’re only going to buy players to strengthen. Obviously in this market, they didn’t think that was an option.”
The 25-year-old, who scored his first ever Premier League goal in the month of August against Fulham on Saturday, went on to play up the team’s chances of winning a trophy this term as a result of the experience they have garnered under Pochettino.
“We’re a team that has made huge strides in a short amount of time and the only way to continue that is to start winning things. We’re not young anymore.
“We’re getting to an age where we’re that bit more experienced and we want to win. We want to win at everything we do. We’ve just got to try to do that. It’s a long old season and starting with two wins out of two is important.
“I think we are reaching our prime. It’s the fifth season the manager has been here and a lot of us have been here throughout that spell. When you have a team that has known each other for that long, you know how each other plays and, off the pitch, you know how to keep everyone up for it and everyone honest. That’s what we’ve got.”
Next up for Tottenham is a trip to Manchester United on Bank Holiday Monday.