Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino remains committed to adding to his squad in the January transfer window but has played down the need to buy support for top scorer Harry Kane. Spurs are four points adrift of the Premier League summit heading into the New Year and the Argentinian boss is keen to build on the recent success.
Pochettino has been coy over potential deals in the winter window, though the White Hart Lane boss is keen on bringing in players already applying their trade in English football. The likes of Toby Alderweireld, Kieran Trippier and Dele Alli all joined the first-team squad after successful campaigns in English football.
After making shrewd additions in the past three transfer windows, Pochettino has already held talks with owner Daniel Levy over potential deals which could strengthen Tottenham's title bid. Despite being under pressure to make signings, Pochettino will only make additions if he feels they can improve his squad.
"Maybe every day we have some chat, five minutes, 10 minutes," he said of his discussions with Levy over transfers, according to The Times. "We have a very good relationship with all the departments of the club and we know we are ready to take the better decision for the team and the future of the club but that doesn't mean we need to bring players in.
"Today I am very happy with the squad we have. We have a strong squad and in the place we are after 19 games means we are in a very good way and our decisions were good. Only if we can help the team and improve the team maybe we take some decisions but for that it has to be right and to be sure that if we need some players to bring in they have to be the right profile."
Harry Kane has been key to Tottenham's flirtation with a title tilt and with 27 Premier League goals in 2015 he ends the year as the highest scorer in the top flight. The north Londoners have again been heavily linked with a move to Saido Berahino but Pochettino says he does not necessarily need back-up for his main striker.
"The problem is we are always negative in our analysis," the Tottenham coach added."Harry Kane is our striker but we have different players who can play in his position. And I am always positive always, not negative and the most important thing is the balance of the team and the people and the changing room, and our power is our changing room, not one player. If we can improve our squad it is sure we take the decision to bring in this player if we identify this player."