Sometimes its also hard to believe I won eight championships and three Premier Leagues, and I keep thinking the second position a year ago was one of my biggest achievements in England'.
The closest any club had come to not signing a player was in the summer of 2003, when Leeds United signed only Jody Morris for free.
"Whilst Jose Mourinho would have been keen to sign the defender, the manager believes that the desire on the agent's part was always to leverage the situation to get a new contract for Godin". We are expecting a plethora of deals to go through today as English clubs battle to complete their final transfer business before the deadline of 5pm.
He realises that's the measure of greatness and when you're talking about great teams and what a manager does, and at the end of the season if United win it or Liverpool win it it'll be 'oh City only won one in three.' Whereas it's different if he wins two in two. "I think that's it". I don't think just because they haven't signed a centre-back we should be sat here thinking "We'll let Manchester United off the hook, they shouldn't be challenging this year".More news: Indonesia Earthquake Death Toll Rises To 164, At Least 1400 Injured
"I am not confident [of any new arrivals]".
"The market closes today".
The lack of new signings will compound issues surrounding his squad for the start of the Premier League season.
Mourinho also needs to check on the fitness of those that returned late from the World Cup.More news: Pick your Liverpool team to face West Ham
As far as the rest are concerned, Paul Pogba, Jesse Lingard, Ashley Young and Marouane Fellaini are very unlikely to feature as they only returned to training on Monday.
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.
"So I will have to focus on the players I have and in relation to this first couple of matches, maybe four matches because after Burnley there is national team and a couple of weeks to recover people and prepare people better, is to focus on players available so I'm not thinking about that list I give you, I focus on what we have".
"Because it is very important their feeling and to understand how they think they can help or not help".More news: Saudi Arabia’s diplomatic dispute with Canada: An explainer