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09-08-2018 | 22:41 Football

Mauricio Pochettino’s press conference ahead of first Premier League match.

Tottenham Hotspur coach Mauricio Pochettino has met media ahead of Premier League first match. Boss has spoken about players, their conditions and team perspectives. “It’s difficult to think that all the players are going to play in the starting 11 – some players will be in the starting 11, some on the bench and some will be out, trying to get fitter. “There are a lot of question marks and it’s about finding a good balance for the team. We’ll decide tomorrow.” "I am happy to keep all the squad together," he said (via Tottenham official website). "There are many rumours during the summer about players out. I think the Club made a massive effort to try to extend contracts with people like Harry Kane. He is one example but there are many examples too. "We believe a lot in our players. Now (we have) players who competed at a high level in the World Cup, now we have the captain who is the world champion, the one who lifted the trophy. That is, I think, a fantastic experience for him to translate to our team. Sure we are going to be better, no doubt about that." "I am not worried, I am not sad - I am so happy. To keep our best players was our objective and goal and we have achieved that. "If you can't add a player that can improve your squad, the most important thing is to make sure you do not lose your best players and I think that was a great job from the Club to keep the best players. "The market was crazy, the World Cup changed the mind of everyone. We didn't sell players and with 25 players in the squad it is difficult to add players. It's not about adding because it's fashionable to sign players. (It's about) if you really need (a player) or not and then if you can get your target or not. “If we want to win, make the Club and our fans proud, it's about being professional, fighting for your team-mate, yourself, your Club and being the best. It's about thinking collectively. That will be the key to us fighting for big things this season.”

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