"Always, until you finish the game, you can not say "now it's the end of the game". But in four hours it will be hard to sign some players. It is better to keep our squad all together.
"If you can't add a player that can improve your squad, the most important thing is to make sure you do not lose your best players and I think that was a great job from the club to keep the best players and the manager".
"The club made a massive effort to try and extend the contract of Harry Kane, just one example".
Granted, they did well to keep defender Toby Alderweireld at the club after interest from Manchester United but if you're a Spurs fan, you must be struggling to find any sort of optimism going into the new campaign.
"Of course people in football find it hard to understand that Tottenham didn't sign or sell players, but sometimes in football you need to behave differently". If we are happy with our squad and can not improve our squad, sometimes it's better to keep our squad together.
"(There is) no point to say we will not repeat a season like a year ago or the season before with more experience, with players who compete at the high level of the World Cup.More news: Everton land Barcelona's Yerry Mina and Andre Gomes and Brazil international Bernard
"We have the captain of the world champion (Hugo Lloris, with France)". That is a fantastic experience, for him to translate to our team.
"I believe in the way that we work and I have no doubt we will be competitive, with or without signings".
Asked why the club have struggled to recruit players this summer, Pochettino replied: "The market was insane".
Christian Eriksen was also in a jovial mood with the free-kick mannequins after his World Cup exploits with Denmark.
"We didn't sell players and with 25 players in the squad it is hard to add players". They couldn't even sign a player from the Championship. It's about if you really need them or not and then if you can get your target or not.
"I am not anxious, not sad, I am so happy".More news: Five things India need to do in second Test at Lord's
"I don't like to talk about the players who are with other teams".
"I am so happy at the way they come back to training on Monday", he said.
"I am so proud, they were very focused and tried to arrive in a good condition". The circumstances are completely different from each other.
Tottenham were seemingly leading the race for much of the summer, but Daniel Levy was biding his time until he could get Grealish for a bargain fee - and ended up waiting too long.More news: Takeaways from Day 7 of the Manafort Trial