Tottenham boss and former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has accepted that Spurs won’t be able to compete with the likes of Chelsea and Man United this summer.
The pandemic has drained the financial resources of several clubs, and Tottenham is not stranger to it. Chelsea has already conducted a signing with Timo Werner, and Mourinho is sure that his side will not be able to keep up with the other clubs in the transfer market.
“We know that we are going to be in the same league, in the same world, as clubs that are going to do completely different to us,” he said. ”You have now examples already of clubs investing and making important movements in the market and we are still nine matches away from the end of the season.
“But I think we are going always to be very balanced which is what Tottenham normally is. Would I expect us not to do anything and to stay exactly with the same squad that we have in this moment? My answer is no.
Mourinho wants to take a different way to improve his squad.
“I expect us to do some little important things and if we do our little important things and we improve in two, three positions that we need to improve in the squad, I am completely open to the challenge, I am completely supportive to the board, to the owners.
“And let’s go for it. But in this moment I am not even thinking about that because I am focused on these nine matches. It’s obvious for us that there are a certain level of options that are not for us. We have to admit that. But that’s a normal situation.
“So United bought Bruno Fernandes, Chelsea’s buying Ziyech and Werner, they can do what they want. It’s not our problem. We focus on ourselves. We are going to improve our squad in the way we can do it. No problem.”