The January transfer window has come and gone for Tottenham Hotspur. The north London club made a couple of additions in Juventus duo Rodrigo Bentancur and Dejan Kulusevski; meanwhile, they also saw departures in Tanguy Ndombele and Giovani Lo Celso.
Managing Director of Football Fabio Paratici spoke to Spurs TV (via Sky Sports) regarding their business. The club chief stated that he wants to have good players in the dressing room and contribute to the good group that they currently have.
“To have a good group, we need a good dressing room who follows the coach and the ambition of the club and achieves the target; we need a person before a player,” Paratici said.
“That’s the most important thing for me. Everyone understands about the skills of the players, what we need, what the coach asks, and we have to follow this direction.”
Furthermore, Paratici has discussed the process and the roster turnover that began last summer since his arrival. The club chief states that bringing in quality young players with some hunger will help reach the goals they have in mind for the north London club.
“If we speak about rebuild, we have to think back six or seven months ago when I was talking about a rebuild of the team. Normally a rebuild takes time. We sold some players in between the summer and January, which had a lot of seasons here, which maybe need other motivation,” Paratici said.
“And we bought players, younger with motivation, with technical level, with good mentality to improve the team now and in the future especially. As a project, we have to spend time doing it. We signed one of the best coaches in the world, so I think we are in a good direction.”
Paratici then discussed what the newest arrivals would bring to the table. Spurs find themselves fighting for a top-four spot and need all the help to clinch a place for the UEFA Champions League competition next season.
“Players like Bentancur and Kulusevski, they are younger, but they have a lot of experience because Bentancur played five years in Juventus and almost 200 games and Kulusevski almost 100,” Paratici said.
“Both of the players have a lot of character, a lot of intensity. Dejan is a forward, but he runs a lot, he fights a lot, he has a lot of personality, a big personality. He is very ambitious, and this is the most important skill that he has.”