Antonio Conte warns Tottenham stars that he is assessing them and will tell the club who to go
Antonio Conte has warned Tottenham Hotspur’s underperforming players that he is assessing them “with his own eyes” and will tell the club what he wants to happen next.
Tottenham He lost his first game under the Italian on Thursday night with an embarrassing 2-1 defeat away to NS Moura, the lowest-ranked team in the European Conference League.
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After the unfortunate performance of his players, whose number was reduced to 10 men half an hour later with the sacking of Ryan Sessegnon, county There was no doubting the amount of work to be done at the club.
when football. London Asked by the Spurs boss if he was concerned there were not enough players at the club to share his winning mentality, he paused for a long time before speaking.
“Of course we need players with the right mentality and quality, players who deserve to play for Tottenham and who aspire to compete and fight for this shirt and win something,” he said.
“Sure, we need this. I’m doing my assessments and then I’ll talk to the club but I’m ready to continue working in this way.
“It is important to know that the situation is not simple, simple, no. It is not enough to do this [clicks fingers] And change the situation.
“We need time, we need passion, we need work and I’m here for this. It doesn’t mean we have to change a lot. I’m ready to do what the club wants to do, but for now, the situation is very clear.”
There was another long pause when Conte was asked if he was surprised by the size of the gap between Tottenham and the other big teams at the moment.
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He admitted that his eyes were making the most important assessments at the club now ahead of the January transfer window, with Managing Director of Football Fabio Paratici expected to start making up his countryman’s team.
“Honestly, I’ve been working with the team for three or four weeks and I want to tell you that I found great commitment, great ability, will and desire to improve, but now more time has passed and I’m doing my assessments first hand, not on TV or through other people, but more often. Direct, and for sure, we need to improve a lot to reduce the gap with the top teams because now I think that gap is an important gap,” he said.
“I don’t want to put anything in front of me but I want to be honest. I repeat, I am not afraid to face this situation, the important thing is that everyone should understand this.”