Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy says Mauricio Pochettino's satisfaction with his first-team squad was the reason behind their lack of summer recruitment.
Pochettino could be forgiven for feeling smug given Spurs are flying so high despite becoming the first side in Premier League history not to bring any new faces in during the summer transfer window.
Nonetheless, Pochettino does not believe that a lack of recruitment is a recipe for success.
Rose will also sit out the West Ham clash on Saturday as he's still working his way back from a groin problem but the Tottenham manager has revealed the left-back should be back in training next week.
"We need as a club in January to try to refresh the squad to move the club on".
"We couldn't sign for different circumstances, but we wanted to sign".
'I think we are improving 100 per cent.
"Now January will come and we're going to try to sign".
'He was fantastic but I think all the team was fantastic'.
"If you ask me, I'm happy, I'm happy with the result but I think you can not play with the destiny and you need to do the things properly".
Lamela's goal came after some good play by Moussa Sissoko on the left, as he cut in from the right and found the Argentina worldwide with a left-footed cross.
Hammers midfielder Rice said: 'I thought it was a very, very tight game. "You know what you're going to receive from him".
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino: "We have one more point than last season and I am not happy about that because we are fifth in the table and the ambition is to be on the top". More recently they have been supposedly softened by the absence of a handful of their most important players.
Lamela, who missed more than a year of action between October 2016 and November 2017 after having operations on both of his hips, has now scored five goals in seven games.
Dembele believes it is the attacker's robust mentality that has helped him to keep improving and he is finally showcasing the undoubted ability he always possessed, admitting at present he is on fire.
Lamela only returned to the Tottenham line-up towards the end of last season after missing more than a year of football because of a persistent hip injury. Now he needs to be consistent and play at his best, and [we need] to manage him in the best way.