- Associated Press - Thursday, August 11, 2016

LONDON (AP) - Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino says the heavy offseason spending by some of his team’s rivals for the Premier League title is a sign of desperation.

Manchester City and Manchester United have spent around $200 million each on new players, with Paul Pogba completing his return to Old Trafford this week for a world-record fee of $116 million. Tottenham’s only signings have been Victor Wanyama and Vincent Janssen for a combined $40 million.

Pochettino says “when you spend a lot of money, it’s because you are worried about your squad and desperate to improve it. I’m very happy with my players and because of that I’m very quiet and relaxed. I trust my squad 100 percent.”

Tottenham finished in third place last season, ahead of City and United.


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