Date printed: Monday 21st September 2020 7:29
Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho insists he is able to additional strengthen his squad – and seems to have a brand new striker in his sights.
Spurs acquired their season off and operating with a 5-2 demolition of Southampton – Heung-min Son scoring four times at St Mary’s.
The win got here lower than a day after Spurs introduced the double signing of Gareth Bale and Sergio Reguilon. Regardless of the double switch increase, Spurs are nonetheless after extra with a striker subsequent on the record.
To that finish, Tottenham have been strongly linked with Andrea Belotti of Torino after reportedly seeing an opening offer rejected.
Mourinho admits he’s pleased along with his enterprise to date, however is adamant there may be extra to come back for Spurs.
“Gareth when match is likely one of the high gamers in Europe,” he stated. “Sergio was superb final season. When you ask me if I’m pleased to have these gamers, sure I’m.”
When requested whether or not he would really like additional additions, he added: “Sure. For a season like this we’d like a superb squad and we’d like two gamers for every place,” suggesting one other striker could possibly be on the way in which.
One man who does look more likely to make approach is Dele Alli. The midfielder was neglected of the squad for Sunday’s win; a decision that appeared to shock the Tottenham squad.
The midfielder has since emerged as a possible target for PSG and talks over a move are said to be underway.
Mourinho wasn’t within the temper for discussing Dele’s attainable exit, however did supply an evidence for leaving him out.
“I’m not liable for the market. I don’t know learn how to reply your query in relation to that,” he stated.
“The one factor I can say is that I left eight gamers behind. They stayed and educated this morning as a result of they’re an enormous group and Dele is amongst these gamers.
“I need a balanced squad, that’s what I need.”
“Too many gamers, so I begin with Son [Heung-min], Lucas [Moura], with Harry [Kane] and on the bench I nonetheless have Moussa Sissoko and [Erik] Lamela and [Steven] Bergwijn.
“We have now too many gamers for some positions and a few of them are paying the value of this.”
Mourinho explains Ndombele substitution
Ndombele, who struggled for health final season in his debut Spurs marketing campaign, received backing from Mourinho last week.
The Portuguese manager claimed he may see the French midfielder having fun with an “evolution”, though he was introduced off at half-time towards the Saints.
Mourinho stated: “Soccer is not only about one motion. There have been three or 4 gamers with yellow playing cards, Tanguy for us, [Oriel] Romeo and two extra gamers with yellow playing cards.
“I felt within the second half the sport can be damaged and it will be a danger for Tanguy. It was a danger additionally for them, the truth is Romeu was near getting a second yellow card.
“I modified Tanguy as a result of I knew that Gio would give us a little bit bit extra as a result of he’s in a greater situation than Tanguy.”
Spurs face Leyton Orient within the Carabao Cup on Tuesday of their subsequent fixture.