Pochettino angry at Spurs speculation

Angry Mauricio Pochettino has hit out at the speculation linking Tottenham’s players with summer departures.

Defensive pair Kyle Walker and Toby Alderweireld have both been linked with moves away from White Hart Lane this week.

Manchester City have been credited with interest in Walker, while Alderweireld is rumoured to be stalling over signing a new contract with Spurs.

But Spurs boss Pochettino has blasted the rumour mill, stressing that players are happy to stay at Spurs when they are challenging Chelsea for the Premier League title.

"I try to explain to you that there is a lot of pride, because he (the chairman Daniel Levy) is the first who is creating a massive club for us, and the fans, because he is thinking to move the club into the last level in the next few years,” said Pochettino.

"We want to move the club to the last level. At the moment, if we are capable of that, maybe you will see the rumours will stop because, when you compare Tottenham to Manchester United or this type of club, you do not see the same sort of rumours as down here.

"Then of course, in our signings, we are creating a new team that, in the new stadium and with the new facilities, will be one of the best teams in the world."