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Champions League will spur Tottenham transfers - Kane

Fernandinho #25 of Manchester City stretches to control the ball next to Harry Kane #10 of Tottenham during the first half of the 2017 International Champions Cup Presented by Heineken

After more than two months out with a hamstring injury, the centre-back declared to Sky Sports News in January that he was fit and ready to assist Spurs hunt for trophies, but he did not play in a Premier League game until the draw at Brighton in April.

However, Pochettino expects a hard off-season as Spurs will have to compete with the likes of Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool to lure the best players to north London.

"We will see if it is possible or not but I have a good feeling because it is the most important thing for the club", said the 56-year-old, whose side finish their campaign against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.

"We progressed well from the last season".

Pochettino picked out Moussa Sissoko as one of Tottenham's key players in a match where the France global was called upon to show his defensive qualities as often as his creative ones. "It's the World Cup and you can't expect to go without any pressure".

"But of course it is not new for us. Yes, it will be a fantastic stadium but we need to make it home and we need time". Sometimes you need to sign opportunities when you can't get your top priorities. You never know in football. "It gave us a lot of confidence this year the way we topped the group with the teams we played" he continued. It will be a new experience for everyone because the transfer window is going to close before the start of the season. We have to try to prepare and do our best and see what happens.

Alderweireld has established himself as one of the game's top defenders at Tottenham following an £11.5million move from Atletico Madrid in 2015 - but he has been replaced in the first-team this season by record signing Davinson Sanchez. This is significantly lower than other clubs in the top six, although the north Londoners do include financial incentives in player contracts. It's important with the new stadium. The team was complete, unbelievable with the fans, without the corner, remember, at White Hart Lane.