Published: Sat, August 18, 2018
Sports | By Juana Wells

Pochettino reiterates his commitment to Tottenham Hotspur

Pochettino reiterates his commitment to Tottenham Hotspur

Spurs hope to open the new White Hart Lane stadium on October 28 against Premier League champions Manchester City.

"I feel so sorry for myself first of all, for the fans, for the players, for the club, for everyone".

There's been plenty of off-the-field turmoil, but Spurs remain poised on the pitch, and take on a banged up Fulham squad in serious transition at Wembley Stadium on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. ET live on NBCSN. But the new stadium may not be completed by then and an National Football League game is being played at Wembley on that date.

Asked if the lack of pre-season make it hard to avoid injuries for leading stars, Pochettino said: 'One hundred per cent impossible.

Even though Tottenham did not sign any players this summer, they did at least manage to commit Delle Alli and Harry Kane to new contracts, and for Pochettino, it is essential that everyone at the club is working together.

"I understand the problems and feel sorry for the fans, and I want to say thank you and apologise - we are going to try and reward them by winning games".

"We are going to see if some players believe that they can achieve their goals in another club. The day after the National Football League game, maybe the pitch is not in the best condition, but we need to make the effort and try to play in the end because maybe to find another date will be hard". We are talking about following our style but this style needs to [be learned by] some new faces and new players. I don't believe there will be too much movement because we cannot sign, but different individual things can happen.

Left-back Danny Rose has been linked to a move overseas, and Georges-Kevin Nkoudou and academy graduate Josh Onomah could also be loaned out. "It's so clear my message: I promise I will fix it if someone is not happy to be here for the next five months until the transfer window opens again".

England's summer transfer market may have been shut for a week, but other windows across Europe's major leagues remain open. GK [Georges-Kevin] is part of the group, but like last season, he was on loan at Burnley, and maybe now, he's young, tries to play more, maybe he will have the possibility to play and be guaranteed to play more than here.

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