Tottenham Hotspur were one of the Premier League’s busiest clubs over the summer.
Seven new players made the move to north London as Daniel Levy looked to take his beloved Spurs back to the upper echelons of the table.
Finishing sixth in the league is no disaster, but Levy wants his club to be playing in the Champions League year in, year out and so the top four is the target.
Hopefully for them, the new arrivals can help that.
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Joe Hart and Matt Doherty all arrive with a wealth of Premier League experience, while we all know the quality that Gareth Bale can bring to the club.
In Sergio Reguilon, Carlos Vinicius and Joe Rodon we have three players who are more than capable of thriving in the top tier, with early signs suggesting that they’ll do just that.
But each player will need patience.
That’s the message from Jose Mourinho who has hinted that he doesn’t intend to add any new players to the squad in January, instead waiting to next summer to add one or two key additions to take the club forward.
As quoted by Football London, Mourinho said: “It’s time to work, it’s time for evolution, time to affect the team.
“Not just the way we play but the way we think and sometimes the way we think takes more time than other things.
“I’m very happy with the squad.
“Of course next summer I will need to give another couple of touches but this is what you always do, improve your squad.
“You look for example to Liverpool, how many years Jurgen has been there, how many transfer windows he went to the market and improved the team.
“I think with us, I don’t want to try and compare us with Liverpool, of course not, but what we need now is time to work and to improve our dynamic at every level.”
GIVEMESPORT’S Phil Spencer says…
Tottenham Hotspur are clearly aiming high with the transfer business that they completed.
However Jose Mourinho is right – it will take time for the squad to settle.
While adding quality was absolutely essential, it will take each player a little bit of time to bed into life in north London.
Some have played in the Premier League before, so they know what to expect, but for others this will be a whole new experience.
Mourinho needs results as soon as possible and so he’ll be urging his players to give their all, but ultimately he knows that Tottenham are at the start of a new project and so things may take time to fully click.
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