On how people interpreted his comments at the end of last season, Pochettino added: "I am responsible for what I told you or what I tell you but I can not be responsible for what you believe that I wanted to tell you".
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"Of course it's hard to understand for people in football that Tottenham didn't sign or sell players, but sometimes in football you need to behave differently", he said in his press conference earlier today, as per The Mirror. "We saw with Arsenal they had to sell a player every summer - if Spurs can get away with that then fair play".
"Building a new training ground, finishing this summer the lodge was a massive investment".
"Of course it's hard to understand for people that Tottenham didn't sign or sell players, but sometimes in football you need to behave differently".
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"If we are happy with our squad and can not improve our squad, sometimes it's better to keep our squad together".
"With Brexit it is worse because the cost is 30 percent more - that is a drama, I feel sorry for the English people - and then keeping the best players, for me [that] is to be courageous". We will see what happens in the next 20 days in Europe.
They need to try to be focused and ready to compete and give their best when I decide to put them on the pitch, and then be professional on the training ground.
But there have been no new arrivals in north London, something which the Spurs manager said was in part down to Brexit making players more expensive.
"Then to keep the best players is to be fearless".