"We're working hard trying to improve the squad", Pochettino said.
"The preseason is a little bit different to before because of the World Cup, and we've got so many players away".
"I'm not anxious, I'm happy preparing the team to arrive in the best condition for the first Premier League game".
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'But I need to adapt to what the Premier League propose.
A raft of changes were made by both teams as Son Heung-min and Davinson Sanchez featured in their first pre-season games for Spurs, while Daniele De Rossi, Edin Dzeko and Kevin Strootman were among the introductions for Roma. It's a market that has only started to move very quickly after the World Cup and then this season the transfer window closes on 9 August [before the start of the Premier League season]. We can not delay the start of the season. There will be a balancing act between ensuring that his star men get adequate rest and avoid the risk of injuries on their return against needing them to spearhead their pursuit of a strong start to the season.
"I think it's been four years since I've met him, and the team has changed a lot since he took over". "I think Wednesday was a great opportunity for younger players to show their quality, like Luke Amos, or of course Kyle Walker-Peters and Anthony Georgiou, George Marsh and Oliver Skipp - players that can be important one day".
"For me, the key is that we keep that core set of players together and build on it when it's needed". "I can not change the reality and I'm not going to cry.of course Son is a very important player for us, but I can not change the reality", said Pochettino. That is the reality and we can not change it'.