Tottenham make history as they fail to sign anyone in the transfer window

first_img 1 gameday REVEALED How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Latest Premier League News Mauricio Pochettino has endured a frustrating summer in the transfer window Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes NEW ERA possible standings How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? silverware ALTERED center_img England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won smart causal How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? “It’s not about adding because it’s fashionable to sign players. It’s about if you really need them or not and then if you can get your target or not.“It’s true our targets are always the same level as Manchester United, Manchester City or Real Madrid but for different circumstances we can’t achieve that.“I am not worried, I am not sad, I am so happy. To keep our best players was our objective and goal and we have achieved that – at the moment, we will see what happens in the next 20 days in Europe.“If you can’t add a player that can improve your squad, the most important thing is to make sure you do not lose your best players and I think that was a great job from the club to keep the best players and the manager.”Pochettino does accept how the lack of activity might be viewed externally, but is happy with the club’s vision.“Of course it’s difficult to understand for people in football that Tottenham didn’t sign or sell players, but sometimes in football you need to behave differently,” he said.“If we are happy with our squad and cannot improve our squad, sometimes it’s better to keep our squad together.“There’s no reason to not trust in our squad and no reason not to believe in our club or believe in what we can do.“The most important thing is we’re so positive and of course we’re going to challenge for big things this season too.” Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Tottenham have made history – becoming the first Premier League club not to make a summer signing since the transfer window’s inception in 2003.Mauricio Pochettino failed to to add to his squad in the close season, with a deal for Jack Grealish failing to materialise on deadline day. Their failure to bring anyone in is the first time a Premier League club has not made a signing in the 15 years of the summer transfer window.It is at odds with boss Pochettino’s perceived wish, where he challenged the club to be “brave and take risks” at the end of last season.The tonic to that lack of transfer activity is that Spurs have been able to keep all of their top stars, with a number of them tied down to new deals.The window remains open to European clubs until the end of August, so there is still the possibility of players going out even after the English deadline passes.Toby Alderweireld, Danny Rose and Mousa Dembele could still leave in the next few weeks, but Pochettino has been able to keep hold of the likes of Harry Kane, Christian Eriksen and Kieran Trippier.Alderweireld was heavily linked with a move to Manchester United but firm interest never materialised.“We have a very good squad, with very good players and it is very difficult to add players to that,” Pochettino added.“We didn’t sell players and with 25 players in the squad it is difficult to add players. possible xi Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener last_img read more

Robbery spree ends in arrest of four

first_img “That’s not a regular occurrence, where suspects commit a string of robberies and we’re lucky enough to get a license plate number,” said Detective Mike Stangland, robbery coordinator for LAPD’s Devonshire area. “In this case we did, and it resulted in their quick apprehension.” The spree began about 10:30 p.m., Stangland said, with one or two of the suspects going into the stores while their partners waited outside. Inside, the suspects waited in line like other customers, then pulled a gun when they got to the cash register. The robbers hit quickly, going from store to store. “You could hear the robberies, the broadcasts (over the police radio), occurring after each one,” Stangland said. “The officers were aware of the fact that it sounded pretty much like the same group of suspects.” Police are investigating to see if the suspects may be responsible for other robberies in the area, Stangland said. VAN NUYS – A two-hour crime spree across the western San Fernando Valley ended early Tuesday when police arrested two young men and two teenagers on suspicion of armed robbery, officials said. Zaniere Kowlessar, 19, and Albert Torres, 18, were being held at Devonshire Jail on $100,000 bail. Two juveniles, ages 15 and 16, were being held at Sylmar Juvenile Hall, officials said. Police believe the four robbed three 7-Eleven stores, two Arco am/pm markets and a liquor store in less than two hours, taking a total of $2,200 in cash. During one of the robberies, a witness saw the license plate of the car driven by the suspects. A patrol car spotted the vehicle at the corner of Covello Street and Jellico Avenue in Van Nuys about 12:25 p.m., officials said. Josh Kleinbaum, (818) 713-3669 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more