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Pochettino fuming at Spurs’ failure to sign Coutinho in summer transfer window

first_imgONE of manager Mauricio Pochettino’s many beefs with Tottenham is their failure to pursue Philippe Coutinho in the summer.Barcelona, who signed him from Liverpool for well over £100million, were trying to offload the Brazilian forward on loan.3 Bayern beat Spurs to playmaker CoutinhoCredit: Getty – Contributor3 Pochettino is dealing with a number of inconsistent forwards in TottenhamCredit: AFP or licensorsThe Spurs boss had first-hand experience of Coutinho because he coached him when he was in charge of Espanyol.Poch had taken him from Inter Milan in 2012, signing  the player until the end of the season to help them avoid relegation.And he wanted to sign him again this summer but lost out when Bayern Munich made their move.Poch has complained endlessly about the need to spend big to bring his V2.0 Spurs up to scratch.If Coutinho had been signed, he is convinced the rebuild would already be well under way.Playing under the Argentine in La Liga, Coutinho netted five goals in 16 appearances including a brace in a vital 5-1 win over relegation rivals Rayo Vallecano. latest sports newsSILVA’S GOLDEN GIRLModel Ines Tomaz has been helping Bernardo Silva through quarantineGossipCROWD RETURNFA Cup final ‘may see 20,000 at Wembley in trial allowing some fans at games’CommentPHIL THOMASDiving and whining was never a good look and will seem worse after lockdownExclusive’I’M IN A BAD WAY’Ex-England star Kenny Sansom talks for first time since being attackedExclusiveBOURNE AGAINHowe says Cherries are stronger after lockdown with FIVE fit-again starsExclusiveSWAN THAT GOT AWAYSwansea wanted £3m Davies three years ago but couldn’t get work permitExclusiveMARK MY WORDSJennings reveals life story from adoption to drug abuse and suicide attemptsNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticBut he hasn’t been able to recreate his best form for Bayern – scoring just twice and recently dropped to the bench.Back in Tottenham, only Harry Kane can boast more than three goals in the league this term.Pochettino is continuing to rotate between Lucas Moura, Erik Lamela and Christian Eriksen as he struggles to settle on the final piece in his attacking jigsaw.3last_img read more

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