Mauricio Pochettino
Mauricio Pochettino Getty

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has claimed Spurs are not expected to make many additions this summer, even though they ended last season in a disappointing sixth place in the Premier League.

The North London side appointed Pochettino as their new manager on a five-year deal to replace Tim Sherwood, in order to build a team capable of securing Champions League football.

However, Spurs have surprisingly since not signed any player while their big rivals – Manchester City, Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal and United – have spent big in bolstering their squads.

When questioned about whether he still expects a busy summer with a number of new additions, Pochettino said: "Not many."

"We have a very good and big squad," he told Sky Sports.

"Last summer the club made a big effort during the window and I believe in these players. We are always looking to improve but we don't expect big change."

Following Gareth Bale's £91m departure to Real Madrid last summer, Spurs spent around £100m on Erik Lamela, Roberto Soldado, Christian Eriksen, Vlad Chiriches, Etienne Capoue, Nacer Chadli and Paulinho – with just the Denmark international managing to secure a regular place in the starting line-up.

However, Pochettino believes that he still can take the best from this squad, suggesting it will be more important to establish a team-playing philosophy than signing top talents.

He said: "It's a different club to Southampton. Tottenham is a bigger club and we need to win, but not only win, we need to create a good philosophy. Our philosophy is exciting football, pressing attacking football.

"This is our target for the moment. During the season the targets will come."

Nevertheless, according to the reports, the Argentinian manager is looking to sign at least one left back – likely to be Ben Davies from Swansea – and a striker to back-up Emmanuel Adebayor and Roberto Soldado.