Espanyol Coach Mauricio Pochettino has revealed his satisfaction in the club’s recent work in the transfer market.
The Argentine has recently vocalised his frustration at what he felt were ‘unresolved’ matters pertaining to his team’s make-up going into 2012-13.
However, having seen Samuele Longo arrive from Inter on loan and the siging of Christian Stuani on the horizon, he is in a happier frame of mind.
“I feel satisfied. The team will be defined as of Friday [the close of the transfer window], but it is clear that we are happy with these arrivals because they are players with different characteristics,” reflected the tactician today.
“[Stuani] has good physical presence, he is good in the air and with his back to goal. During the past trhee seasons he has had a pretty good average, in goals, and he is a player reaching his maturity and who has the enthusiasm and desire to participate in a project like Espanyol’s.
“[Longo] is one of the greatest promising talents of Italian football, he has debuted with Inter and has already shown his personality and character.”
Despite now being happy with what he has, Pochettino refused to close the door on more signings.
“Maybe so, there are other positions that we are evaluating and we are monitoring those situations.
“There are a lot of budget priorities, it is clear what those have been.
“There are still many unresolved issues and this does not benefit the group. These must be defined so that everyone is calm and knows their role.
“Once the team is defined for the season, everyone will work with more peace and quiet.”
Espanyol have lost their opening two games of the season.