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Premier League: Mauricio Pochettino says Tottenham are unlikely to make January signings

Image: Mauricio Pochettino: Insists he is happy with his squad

Mauricio Pochettino has suggested Tottenham are unlikely to sign any new players in the January transfer window.

After confirming next month’s arrival of right-back DeAndre Yedlin, who signed for the club in the summer, the Spurs boss insisted he is happy with his squad and will not put pressure on chairman Daniel Levy to add more.

“January is not about whether we sign a player or not. I am happy with my squad,” he said

“I never put pressure on the club to sign a player. As head coach I try to explain to the chairman and the sporting director my thoughts and after we decide together what is best for the club.”

January is not about whether we sign a player or not. I am happy with my squad.
Mauricio Pochettino

Tottenham travel to Leicester on Boxing Day on the back of successive Premier League victories but in-form midfielder Ryan Mason is a doubt after picking up an ankle knock against Burnley.

Pochettino hopes Mason will be available for the Christmas schedule and has praised the player for improving his physical condition and earning a place in the first-team.

"He's strong - and more than he believes," Pochettino said. "We show him that he has improved his physical condition from the beginning of the season.

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"Yes, we need to be careful but it's the same for all young players. He is a 23-year-old, but that is still young for the Premier League. It's his first season.

"I think that is a merit from the club and the staff because the first thing is you believe in the player. It's good that the players feels the confidence.

"After that we try to help and analyse him in his weakness and how he can improve. This is a merit for the staff. Every day the staff help and push him to improve."

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