Jack Grealish has been told he will not be leaving Aston Villa

Markus Henriksen of hull challenges Jack Grealish of Aston Villa during the Sky Bet Championship match between Hull City and Aston Villa at the KCOM Stadium

"You need to respect all the opinions but of course we are a club that our decision was not to sign, (even though) it is the fashion to sign or because we are the only club in Europe that has not signed players".

"Which Premier League club didn't spend anything during the summer 2018 transfer window?"

Tottenham tried multiple times to get a late deal done for Aston Villa sensation Jack Grealish - but the Midlands club refused to sell their star man and now the club are left with the same set of players heading into the new campaign. - England striker Harry Kane, Denmark playmaker Christian Eriksen, South Korea forward Son Heung-min and England defender Kieran Trippier have all signed new contracts since May.

Alderweireld was heavily linked with a move to Manchester United but firm interest never materialised.

Pochettino has also revealed that the club are yet to receive bids on the final day for any of their players. "In the mind of everyone maybe they say 'Tottenham didn't sign (players)', but it's better the keep your best players".

"We didn't sell players and with 25 players in the squad it is hard to add players". [It's about] if you really need [them] or not and then if you can get your target or not. Then with Brexit it's worse because the cost is 30 per cent more.

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"I am so happy in the way they came back", said the Argentinian.

"It maybe looks bad [not to sign anyone] because of the perception and because of the history of football, but that is our decision - to keep the best players and to keep the squad".

Pochettino does accept how the lack of activity might be viewed externally, but is happy with the club's vision.

"Of course it's hard 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.

"Newcastle of course in this period have an advantage to us in their preparation with the whole squad, but that is not a reason to complain".

"If we are happy with our squad and can not improve our squad, sometimes it's better to keep our squad together".

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