Mauricio Pochettino believes Tottenham would be in a far better position had they signed Philippe Coutinho in the summer, according to the Sun.

Spurs were linked with a host of attacking midfielders towards the end of the summer transfer window including Coutinho, Bruno Fernandes and Giovani Lo Celso. They ended up signing Lo Celso while Fernandes stayed at Sporting Lisbon and Coutinho joined Bayern Munich on loan from Barcelona.

Despite the fact Lo Celso has impressed since returning from injury, there is a feeling Tottenham should have overhauled their squad to a greater extent over the summer. And the Sun claims Pochettino is not happy with the club’s failure to sign Coutinho.

The report suggests the Spurs boss is ‘convinced the rebuild would already be well underway’ had Coutinho joined. Typically, the Brazilian was excellent in Bayern’s 7-2 thrashing of Tottenham in the Champions League.

However, back in August a story from Spain purported that Coutinho turned down Spurs because of his affection for Liverpool. If that’s true, Daniel Levy and the rest of the board can hardly be blamed for failing to get a deal over the line.



    • What a stupid comment!
      Spurs also need to sort out the defensive issues
      Bale is too injury prone!
      They need quality players
      Fernandez is a possibility !
      But first you have to get Levy to provide the funds and step back from all transfers and negotiations as he is a walking disaster! He is the reason Spurs are in the current situation
      Thinks he knows it all ! But has allowed players to run contracts down costing Spurs millions in lost income and more in having to buy replacements!!

      • Yeah, they did go a long way without all the money you are talking about. Man to man this Spurs team should be better than where they are. The manager is regressing in his abiltiy to manage the game. I dont fault him for whatever starting 11 he puts out there, but once the whistle blows, the system he deploys and the in game nuances has lost its way from the bench to the pitch. The fault lies with the manager and or the captain. So keep blaming Enic and levy and groundskeeper. Poch has lost his way and this has been brewing for a while.

  1. Levy and ENIC are truly the worst owners in the top 6 we will not win trophies with this type of ownership, the sooner fans realise this the better! this January a line must be drawn in the sand, no investment on the pitch will be the end of them!

  2. It’s the team that has lost confidence and form.
    They did get to the champions league final
    Same players
    Cannot blame owners manager, that’s too easy
    Look what happened to Chelsea and Leicester after they won the league
    Following season not good..


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