Pochettino to resist the temptation to add to Southampton squad

Mauricio Pochettino insists he is happy with his current Southampton squad, and for that reason, will not enter the January window.

The Argentine is building a fine reputation as one of the best young coaches in the game whilst at St Mary’s, despite the nature of his controversial appointment last season. Ahead of their difficult trip to Goodison Park on Sunday afternoon, the Saints are ninth in the Premier League table, just seven points from sixth spot.

A couple of additions when the window reopens next week could see the South Coast club push on further, but having already spent big in the summer on the likes of Dejan Lovren, Victor Wanyama and Pablo Osvaldo, Pochettino is unlikely to enter the market. And together with the young players who are making an impression this season, he feels there is little reason for him to tinker with his current options.

“We’re not really concerned with the transfer window,” said the former Espanyol boss. “We’re really happy with the young players that are part of this team. We’re really happy that they are partaking in training sessions with the older players and that they’re getting a feel for what it is to be in the senior side. That gives us a very important equilibrium, a balance in the team, and we’re really happy with their contribution.”


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