Mauricio Pochettino: Tottenham will not compete with richer clubs over huge wages

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The players need to play and keep fit.

"In pre-season, it is worse to go there when you want better conditions to be ready". That is the commercial side.

Per Richards, Alli's impressive form for Spurs since he joined the club in 2015 has led to talk of a big-money move to Los Blancos.

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"I am very happy that the players' perception is that". It's good for the club to be there. "It is very good for the club", he added. The rumours in the media are wrong.

But with another trophy-less season behind them, there'll be no shortage of interest in their stand-out talents from cash-rich clubs across the continent.

Mauricio Pochettino has scuppered Inter Milan's plans to lure him to Serie A after he admitted that he intends to remain in charge of Tottenham Hotspur.

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"We were so close again this season, but like last season it was not enough", he said.

"It's hard when you sign for a club like Chelsea and you have the pressure to win and you spend the money that they spent on David Luiz, Marcos Alonso, [Michy] Batshuayi and [N'Golo] Kante". We've got a great squad, a real togetherness, and we're going in the right direction, so we've got to make sure we continue that and don't get carried away - even this season, don't get carried away. This summer and next season, we must try to find the way to inspire, to motivate and push them further in our performance and try to find a different way to play.

However, Rose has not played since and, after his recent return to training proved a little too hasty, it was decided he needed exploratory surgery to get to the bottom of the issue. I think it's not fair to measure with me, as it is to measure with Wenger.

"We have been talking a lot over the last few days to give the best possible rest, but also be responsible".

"We want to finish as high as we can, just to show that the start of the season wasn't how we wanted it to pan out".

"Always in life you can not stay happy with what you're doing now".

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