Boss guarded on transfer targets

Last Updated: Sun, 27 Jul 2014 15:08

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is refusing to be drawn on his transfer targets despite reported interest in Morgan Schneiderlin.

The Southampton midfielder is well known to the new Spurs manager from their time working together at St. Mary's and a bid for the French international would come as no major surprise.

Saints have already lost a number of star players since Pochettino's own departure earlier this summer with Luke Shaw leaving for Manchester United and Adam Lallana and Rickie Lambert heading off to Liverpool.

Pochettino has admitted that he remains in the hunt for new personnel, but for now he claims he is pleased with the way the players he has inherited are adapting to his methods.

Speaking - in English - after his side's 2-0 pre-season win over Chicago Fire, the Argentinian said: "We're trying to improve the squad but I never speak about players from other clubs.

"I have respect. I'm just focused on my team."

Harry Kane and Aaron Lennon were on target for Spurs in the victory in Chicago as they completed their tour of North America unbeaten, following a 3-2 win over Toronto and a 3-3 draw with MLS leaders Seattle Sounders.

Pochettino added: "We've worked hard on this tour and congratulations to the players, staff and the supporters, they've been fantastic.

"I'm very pleased for the players because we've finished with a good win, a clean sheet and that's a boost for the confidence.

"It was difficult in the humidity but well done to the players, it was a good game out there. I'm happy for all of them. I thought we played well."

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