Despite missing a host of World Cup stars, City looked in ominous form as they dismissed Chelsea 2-0 to lift the Community Shield at the weekend but face a tough start as Arsenal begin the post-Arsene Wenger era at the Emirates on Sunday.
Misgivings over Jerome Boateng's fitness and Bayern Munich's reluctance to do a loan deal ruled that option out, while Atletico Madrid were contacted about Diego Godin but it quickly became evident that the move was a no-go.
"Nothing will happen before the transfer window shuts?"
The transfer deadline for the 2018-19 season of Barclays Premier League is over.
"We have a very good squad, with very good players and it is very hard to add players to that", Pochettino added.
"I won't be full from a World Cup", the new captain told Sky Sports following the game. I like playing with them.
"But again, the perception of the people that reads can be different, but I like my players and my group".
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Once Torreira has completed a medical, he will become Arsenal's fourth signing of the summer transfer window. We are satisfied with what they offered us, but let's wait a little longer until the World Cup ends".
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So far Tottenham's interest in Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish has been rebuffed with the Championship club holding out for a reported fee in excess of £30 million.
Despite no new arrivals for the first season at their brand new stadium, Pochettino feels they can still go on to do great things this term.
"Is hard for me to understand, to feel, to believe we finish second".
The window remains open to European clubs until the end of August, so there is still the possibility of players going out even after the English deadline passes.
Leicester City will adopt a more possession-based game this season instead of their traditional counter-attacking style but will not find the transition easy when they visit Manchester United on Friday, goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel has said.
Riyad Mahrez was City's only high profile acquisition but Guardiola is fine with that, and said: "We believe we have a good squad".
Spurs are the only side in Europe's top five leagues not to make a single signing this summer, and the only professional side in England not to bolster their squad ahead of the new season.