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My New Signings Will Need Two Years To Reach Their Potential – Pochettino


Mauricio PochettinoTottenham coach, Mauricio Pochettino has said it will take about 2 years for everyone to see the best of his summer signings.

Tottenham spent about £90 million ($115.5m) on Tanguy Ndombele and Ryan Sessegnon over the summer and Real Betis midfielder, Giovani Lo Celso will cost about £55 million ($67m) if the deal becomes permanent next summer.

Tanguy has played most regularly out of the three players, making ten appearances in all competitions, with injuries limiting Lo Celso and Sessegnon’s game time till date.

Speaking on this recently, Poch has said it be at least 2 years before the new signings will start to reach their potential, just like when Sissoko and Son joined the club.

His words, “For me, when you sign a player, despite the amount you pay, with the profile of Tanguy Ndombele or Giovani Lo Celso or Ryan Sessegnon you need minimum one year and a half, or two years,”

“Look at what happened with Son or Sissoko, they started to perform in year two, year three. Today the market is the market. You cannot judge the player because you paid some kind of amount. He [Ndombele] played two years in Lyon and moved to England where everything is new, but the quality is there. They need time to show their real quality.”

After 5 months, Poch has also said he has finally gotten the pain of the UCL defeat vs Liverpool out of his mind.

His words, “The Champions League final is all or nothing and it was nothing,”

“To be second for us is nothing.

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“It means a lot of the club to reach final of Champions League but players and the staff felt empty after the game.

“With time you can say, ‘OK we played in the final of the Champions League’ but that will always be the deal.

“But we have spoken a lot now and we are back to full energy. We have recovered from that and it’s the moment to build our confidence and trust and start to show our talent and potential.”