Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino demands 'more respect' from Antonio Conte

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Per Bates, Spurs chairman Daniel Levy has called current levels of spending in the Premier League "unsustainable", and he will look to youth, prompting Kane to support the supremo. Anyway, this week, they've upscaled a bit, and they're in NY for an International Champions Cup match against Roma tonight.

The departures of former captain and defender John Terry, Nathan Ake and Nathaniel Chalobah have depleted the Stamford Bridge outfit of domestic representation and the club's authorities are said to be keen on recruiting the aforementioned English duo in order to restore parity.

"When you must rebuild you need to buy players but also create the solid foundation, and then find one or two strong players to improve your quality".

But Antonio Conte who has signed four players so far including transfer of Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid said; "If [Spurs] don't win the title, it's not a tragedy".

Winks will get the chance to strut his stuff in front of Iniesta's old Barca boss Pep Guardiola, when Tottenham face Manchester City in a friendly tonight.

Winks, 21, enjoyed a breakthrough campaign at White Hart Lane last season, making 31 appearances in all competitions before his season was curtailed by an ankle injury in April.

In previous seasons, forward Son Heung-min (£22m), midfielder Erik Lamela (£25.7m), goalkeeper Hugo Lloris (£11.8m) and forward Clint Dempsey (£6m) all joined the club in the closing days and hours of transfer windows.

"It makes me happy that other managers say I have the best striker in the league, but I respect every single philosophy and, for me, the most important thing is to show more respect".

Still, despite disparaging Spurs transfer market activity, Conte said that he would love to sign Tottenham's England striker Harry Kane.

Any guesses on whether Levy will be in charge of Spurs in 20 years, with multiple titles and two decades of Champions League qualification under his team's belt?

Conte, 47, added: "We played a very strong team and they had Alaba and Bernat on the bench".

Winks, 21, still has some way to go to emulate one of the greatest footballers of his generation. He is a complete striker.

More than £850m has been spent by Premier League sides so far in the summer transfer window, which closes on 31 August, with accountancy firm Deloitte predicting top-flight clubs will surpass the record £1.165bn they spent last summer.

"I think every young player was good in this pre-season".

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