There have been no ins or outs at Tottenham this summer, while other Premier League big guns have made significant investments.
"I was so clear with everyone", Pochettino said. The club made a massive effort to try to extend contracts with people like Harry Kane.
"It is hard to understand for people in football that Tottenham didn't sign or didn't sell players - but sometimes in football, you need to behave different".
"I am happy with the squad, happy with the players".
"We are happy with our squad and we can not improve our squad".
"We believe a lot in our players and there's no point now to say 'why not repeat a similar season like past year or the season before, and with more experience?'"
The England captain - who won the Golden Boot at the recent World Cup finals in Russian Federation with six goals - took part in the rainy session held at the Tottenham training ground in Enfield on Thursday. That is a fantastic experience, for him to translate to our team. "I am sure we are going to be better, no doubt about that".
The bid from Spurs has been rejected, and Villa any further bid - be it from the North London club or any other team - will also be rebuffed.
"We have a very good squad, with very good players and it is very hard to add players to that", Pochettino said.
"There's no reason to not trust in our squad and no reason not to believe in our club or believe in what we can do".
Rafa Benitez having an arguably even more chaotic preparation this summer, though rather than the World Cup, it is Mike Ashley that has been his overwhelming problem.
With their new stadium now completed, their first game of the new Premier League season is away against Newcastle on Saturday afternoon. And if they don't play then I don't want them to give up and start to say: 'The gaffer is a bad guy.' It's not a drama - drama is another thing. I am so proud about them because they were very focused on trying to arrive in a very good condition.