Pochettino added: “I’m not worried about the future. Our situation is good. We have time to bring [in players], Chelsea have signed Pedro, Arsenal still nothing, but we have brought in four players in this window.”

Leicester City (17/10); Tottenham (7/4); Draw (5/2)

Otamendi relishing fight for first-team place

Manchester City F.C. defender Nicolas Otamendi is looking forward to competing with Eliaquim Mangala and Martin Demichelis for a first-team place at the Etihad Stadium.

The Argentina international, who joined City from Valencia on a five-year deal worth £32 million earlier this week, will likely be eased into Manuel Pellegrini’s XI, but the Argentine’s arrival could send the aforementioned Mangala to the bench sooner rather than later.

“I am very happy because I am coming to an amazing club,” Otamendi told the club’s official website. “I am signing for a club that looks wonderful from outside. Now [I have] the opportunity to enjoy it from the inside. It is a huge joy for me.

“I’ve been lucky to give my best in every club I have played for throughout my career, but every player wants to improve and go higher and higher. Today I am here at City and I am going to try and do my best.

“Kompany is one of the best central defenders in the world. Demichelis is here because he is a great player, [so is] Mangala. They are players that every team in the world would like to have. It is a beautiful thing in football to compete with your own teammates.”

Otamendi, formerly of FC Porto and Vélez Sarsfield, earned seven man of the match awards for Valencia in La Liga last season. Only Cristiano Ronaldo (17) and Lionel Messi (25) earned more.