Poch: Spurs lack financial might

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has acknowledged that Spurs will struggle to compete with the financial power of the two Manchester clubs.

The north London club trail Premier League leaders Manchester City and second-placed Manchester United by five points and will face Bournemouth at Wembley on Saturday.

Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho both spent heavily during the summer transfer window, City brought in three full-backs for a near £130m while United spent heavily to bring in Romelu Lukaku from Everton, and Pochettino admits Spurs will continue to adopt a different transfer policy.

-The difference these days between clubs in the Premier League is that there are clubs, like City and United, who sign who they want and when they want, Pochettino said.

Pochettino's main signings came in defensive positions with the arrivals of Davinson Sanchez and Serge Aurier while Fernando Llorente arrived on transfer deadline day for £12m but the Spanish international is yet to score for his new club.