Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino is "open" to making additions to his squad during the remainder of the January transfer window but is conscious of disrupting a squad which remains in the hunt for the Premier League title after beating Sunderland at White Hart Lane. Christian Eriksen, Mousa Dembele and Harry Kane all struck as Spurs returned to winning ways to keep pace at the summit.
Patrick van Aanholt struck in the first half but after Eriksen equalised following Lee Cattermole's failure to clear his goal-bound shot off the line as the home side cruised to victory. Dembele cut inside to give them the lead, before a deflected Eriksen drive and Kane's penalty – his 12th top flight goal of the campaign – saw the north Londoners bounce back from defeat to Leicester City.
After full time, attention quickly turned to the remaining two weeks of the January window, with Tottenham under pressure to sign an accomplice to Kane. Pochettino remains keen on signing new players but is concerned about what impact a new addition might have on his current squad.
"I think not much [will happen in the transfer market]," he told BT Sport. "I think that the squad we have - we have quality enough, good balance. If we can add some players that can improve our squad - we are open."
"In football it is always like this but it's not easy to find the right player to add because the squad has a very good balance and very good energy in the changing room. There is a fantastic atmosphere and it is important to keep this level in the changing room."
Pochettino has been coy over Tottenham's title credentials this term having kept pace with their rivals at the top, ahead of Arsenal's trip to Stoke City on Sunday [17 January]. The Argentine boss says the club must wait another seven games to discover whether they are indeed contenders to win a first title since 1961.
"We need to keep working hard," the Tottenham boss added. "We feel very proud; we have seven English players, a young squad in the Premier League. I think it is a good thing for the premier league. We need to keep working hard and there are a lot of games ahead. Maybe [after seven more games we can win the title] but we will see."