Mauricio Pochettino says Tottenham are 'a bit behind' in pre-season

Fans wave flags ahead of the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United at White Hart Lane

White Hart Lane's final game

The youngster joined Tottenham's academy at the age of eight, before going on to sign his first professional contract with the club in August 2016.

Chelsea manager Conte also spoke dismissively of Tottenham earlier this week, suggesting it would not be a "tragedy" if Spurs fail to win silverware next season because their "expectations" are different to those of Chelsea, Manchester United, Arsenal and Manchester City. You've seen how much money has been spent in the window and there's a month to go, it's insane.

"I totally understand the fans showed they're disappointed with the situation", Pochettino said. I expect the same from the people who compete with us. "It is our own pressure and ambition".

The Spurs star scored two goals in 36 appearances in the Premier League last season as Tottenham finish in second place and seven points behind champions Chelsea.

"He played against PSG and he suffered a small problem in his cartilage in his left knee", said Pochettino, as reported by Yahoo Sports. "He is an important player for us", the Spurs boss added. We have a plan.

Only a new deal will nullify this clause, and a lot of top sides are now alerted following the player's recent revelation that Tottenham are hesitant to make him the 3rd player in the current squad earning more than £100,000. This looks like a pre-season where we finally have everyone together and can work on things the managers wants and I think we've seen lots of improvements already'.

The England worldwide claimed the reason he left Spurs, who finished runners up in the Premier League last season, was to win silverware. We have a very clear idea of what we want.

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