Pochettino: Kane Is Not Our Only Forward

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Mauricio Pochettino has defended Tottenham’s recruitment strategy, saying Kane is not the only forward available at the club.

Tottenham acquired N’jie and Son, but were unable to get their hands on West Brom forward, Berahino, in a protracted pursuit.

Spurs have been criticized for failing to get a striker to support Kane up front, with Soldado joining Villarreal and Adebayor not put to much use.

Pochettino though, insists the club is sufficient and did not want to panic buy.

“I look at our squad and I know we have worked well to shape it. Strengthening our defence was a priority given the number of goals we conceded last season. Toby (Alderweireld), Kevin (Wimmer) and Kieran (Trippier) add depth and quality,” he told Spurs’ official website.

“In Dele (Alli), Sonny and Clinton we have three young, fast and exciting players who can play in several different attacking positions, giving us good options.

“All of them had impressive seasons in their respective leagues last season and we are excited about their potential alongside that of our current players.

“I have been very clear that we would only add players that we felt would improve us and if any one player was not possible then I prefer we do not add for the sake of it.

“Much has been said about us only having one recognised striker in Harry – I don’t accept this at all – the positional play of today’s forwards means it’s too simplistic to look for goals from any one position – playing a fluid style means players switch.”

“We secured Sonny and Clinton in the knowledge that we may not be adding any other forward,” he added.



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