Journalist Sami Mokbel has lifted the lid on Tottenham Hotspur manager Antonio Conte’s anger whilst making a behind-scenes training ground reveal.
The Lowdown: Spurs fall…
The Lilywhites succumbed to their first loss of the 2022/2023 season after a 2-0 away defeat to Sporting Lisbon in the Champions League on Tuesday.
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Two very late goals from Paulinho and Arthur gifted the Portuguese giants all three points with the game on a knife edge, much to the bemusement of Conte.
Following a productive summer and much excitement surrounding the campaign, Spurs’ first loss had to come sooner or later, but the Premier League side’s head coach still had a surprise in store for his players – according to Mokbel.
The Latest: Conte punishes Spurs squad…
The Daily Mail journalist explains Conte dragged his squad in for a ‘surprise’ morning training session just hours after the loss in Lisbon.
Tottenham’s manager, enraged by the loss, is also believed to have torn into his players at full time – unleashing his dressing room fury before they flew back to England and their Enfield training HQ.
Spurs were meant to be training on Wednesday regardless, but the Italian allegedly brought training forward earlier as punishment for his side’s late capitulation.
The Verdict: Long season ahead…
Conte is renowned for his ruthless training ground regimes and brutal schedules behind-the-scenes, so this report comes as little surprise.
So far, the former Chelsea coach appears to have got the best out of this north London squad with his methods, having guided them to an unprecedented top four finish last season.
The real debate now could be whether this approach is best suited to keeping players on-side in the long term, or whether he should adopt a more holistic approach in the coming seasons – if Conte is indeed there that long.
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