Pochettino accepts Danny Rose's apology, says he has a future at Tottenham

Lloris said the Spurs squad was “never affected” by Rose’s comments about the club’s transfer policy and wage structure

Lloris said the Spurs squad was “never affected” by Rose’s comments about the club’s transfer policy and wage structure Alex Livesey Getty Images

Pochettino has however reminded Rose that some of Tottenham's most successful players were signed by the club while still relatively unknown.

Spurs, who have sold Kyle Walker to Man City, are the only Premier League club yet to make a summer signing as they prepare for Sunday's Premier League opener at Newcastle.

Georges-Kévin Nkoudou, Danny Rose and Erik Lamela remain unavailable.

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Amid concerns over a lack of transfer activity, Pochettino said Spurs are "working hard to strengthen the squad". He said most of the controversy was outside of the club as speculation ran rampant that Rose was trying to engineer a transfer to Chelsea or Manchester United.

"That is not a joke".

"When you sign players like Eric Dier, who are internationals today, nobody knew them, or Dele Alli who was in League One or [N'Golo] Kante". But the Argentine did observe following a heavy friendly defeat to Manchester City that his side were a "little behind", adding the arrival of big name players would provide the likes of Dele Alli and Harry Kane with the flawless motivation to match last season's exploits.

Rose is reported to have been fined two weeks' wages over the interview, but with the England global having issued a public apology, Pochettino said the matter was closed.

"I will say this too, I will play up north". Straight away it went to the penalty I gave away against Michael Owen (while playing against England for Argentina at the 2002 World Cup). That situation killed me but it's OK, look now.

But they have struggled at Wembley in recent years, with the larger pitch not suiting Pochettino's preferred high-pressing style while the distance of the 90,000 fans can result in a less intense atmosphere than at their old stomping ground. I need Jesus to work a little. The players were very calm and we were calm. "The moment he apologised we moved on and it was the past".

"I don't think it's a matter to joke about because with some of the global players today, maybe one or two years ago, none of us knew them very well".

'But now I think we have ahead a big challenge because it's not only to fight with the big clubs but another thing is to try to make home, Wembley.

The circus of Watford manager goes in as they bring in their third manager in as many seasons, time will tell if he can last longer than a season. If I feel that why can I be nervous?

"My words were not meant to offend and for that I would like to apologise to the chairman, manager, my team mates, and the fans". Lamela is a player who divides Spurs supporters like no other, but even his fiercest critics agree that he's no good to anyone in his current state. "I have no doubt about the team".

Twenty-two year old Will Hughes arrives from Derby with a big reputation and potential to fulfil, Hughes will be a key part of what is looking like an increasingly risky set of midfielders as Tom Cleverley and Nathaniel Chalobah also join to bolster the ranks.

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