At a press conference hours before the transfer deadline the Argentinian all but confirmed there would be no signings, but declared himself happy with the situation and warned his players he expects them to feel the same way too.
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.More news: Great White Shark Jumps Out Of Water, Bares Teeth Right Below Researcher
"With Brexit it is worse because the cost is 30 percent more - that is a drama, I feel sorry for the English people - and then keeping the best players, for me [that] is to be courageous". I think the club is doing an awesome effort to try to finish the stadium as soon as possible, and the lodge is finished at the training ground.
"The club made a massive effort to extend contracts like Harry Kane", he said.
"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 in his press conference earlier today, as per The Mirror.More news: BriefIDF kills two Hamas terrorists who fired on patrol
"If you cannot add players who can improve your squad, the most important thing is to make sure you do not lose your best player". Now we have players who compete at a high level in the World Cup, we have the captain who lifted the trophy. I think it is clear what is going on and how we are going to move in the future.
Toby Alderweireld, Danny Rose and Mousa Dembele were all expected to leave this summer, and they still could if they are willing to move overseas. He played a key part in Bruce's side as they finished fourth, before losing to Fulham in the play-off final.More news: Want to see the Perseid Meteor shower?
If Spurs decide not to cash in, they must attempt to try and get Alderweireld to commit to a new deal. "I need their commitment, 25 players will full commitment but not only [for] one week, two weeks, one month". And then with Brexit it is worse because the cost is 30 per cent more.