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Tottenham Hotspur: Conte admits ‘problem’ at N17 even after Everton win

Tottenham Hotspur: Conte admits ‘problem’ at N17 even after Everton win -Tottenham Hotspur News

Despite Tottenham’s demolition of Everton, Antonio Conte has admitted some issues in translating his style to the players at Hotspur Way without a full pre-season.

The Lowdown: Conte’s start to life at Spurs

The Italian has experienced mixed results since arriving at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

In Conte’s first six league games in charge, Spurs won four times and drew the other two – embarking on a strong start to life in north London.

More recently, the Lilywhites have suffered some major inconsistencies in form. Spurs have lost four of their last seven top-flight games, sparking questions over Conte’s future at the club after he lashed out in bizarre fashion following a defeat at Burnley.

However, Tottenham have now scored nine goals in their last two games, potentially illustrating the initial stages of the Italian’s transformation of the team.

The Latest: Conte’s claim

In his press conference following his side’s 5-0 thrashing of Everton, Conte made a claim about his management style at Tottenham, admitting it is difficult to implement without a pre-season period as games come thick and fast.

As quoted by football.london, he said:

“The problem when we have to prepare to play in two or three days is not simple. Don’t forget that with this team I didn’t start the season. I haven’t had the possibility to have one month to work with the team in pre-season and try to work and instil my idea of football. We did this playing games, important games for three points.

 “I think that I am seeing my work. I am seeing what we are working on every day, what we are trying in this situation where I’m trying to improve them.” 

The Verdict: Slow burner?

Whilst the Italian is renowned for instant results which are often shortly lived, demonstrated by his stints with Inter Milan and Chelsea, Conte may be more of a slow burner at Tottenham.

For example, Spurs have averaged 1.75 points per match with the 52-year-old in charge. Whereas, during his previous two-year tenures with Inter and Chelsea, they averaged 2.11 and 2.12 points per game respectively.

Indeed, Daniel Levy will need to give the gaffer time and resources to make fundamental changes at the club, allowing them to eventually get to the level of those former Conte squads.

In other news: Tottenham Hotspur: Conte shares Sessegnon injury ‘problem’


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