Pochettino: Tottenham squad 'not the best'

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Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has said his squad is the not the best he has managed during his time at the club.

Spurs have endured a disappointing start to the campaign, including letting a two-goal lead slip to draw in their Champions League opener against Olympiakos.

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"We will see at the end of the season," he said. "At the moment I don't believe this is the best squad.

"We will see if we can repeat, or if we win some trophy maybe we can talk about this being the best squad."

Pochettino has steered Spurs to four consecutive top-four finishes -- including last season's Champions League final -- but has cut a frustrated figure since preseason.

Pochettino was irritated about the club's transfer policy and said his side "didn't respect the plan" against Olympiakos in midweek.

Spurs once again let a lead slip when they lost 2-1 to Leicester City on Saturday but Pochettino has urged his players to perform when called upon.

"England is a very competitive country," he added. "I'm lucky to have the possibility to play in four competitions, so all need to be ready to play now and is going to have the possibility to play and they need to show their quality."