Speaking to the press recently, as relayed by football.london, Tottenham Hotspur manager Antonio Conte went into detail over one good thing he’s seen ‘for the first time’ at Hotspur Way.
The Lowdown: Spurs improve in attack?
Despite their most recent 1-0 loss to Middlesbrough, a result which dumped them out of the FA Cup, the Lilywhites have still improved from an attacking sense since Conte’s arrival.
Conte, lifting the lid on a conversation with Fabio Paratici before Spurs’ loss to the Championship side, believes Spurs have proved more threatening in the forward areas recently and has been left particularly in awe over one thing he’s seen ‘for the first time’.
The Latest: Conte raves over wing-back link up…
Speaking to the press, via football.london, the former Chelsea boss has raved over Ryan Sessegnon and Matt Doherty’s link up for the opener away to Leeds.
“It will be very important to work and find the right balance. To score goals and create offensive situations is good for our strikers, Harry, Sonny, Lucas [Moura], Kulusevski and Steven Bergwijn,” he said.
“My expectation is also to see midfielders score and the wing-backs. Finally, I have seen the first time that one wing-back crossed for the other wing-back to finish.
“I think that we can improve a lot for the rest of the season. We have to continue to work, to try to improve the positive things and also the negative situation we’re facing in these four months.”
The Verdict: Promising?
Despite Tottenham’s disappointment on Tuesday night, this admission may well indicate that the signs of Conte’s stamp on the side are slowly but surely emerging.
The Premier League-winning coach is famed for his effective use of a three-at-the-back system and it is one which has attracted great success across his career.
Flashes of his game plans taking effect will be a promising sign as Spurs look to finish 2021/2022 as strongly as possible.
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