Antonio Conte: New Tottenham manager says he has a “big, big challenge” ahead of him for the club to succeed | Football news


Tottenham’s new manager Antonio Conte says he has a “great, great challenge” ahead of him to make the club successful.

Conte has replaced Nuno Espirito Santo and will be in charge of trying to get the Spurs back in competition for honors and qualification for the Champions League.

The Italian said: “This is a great challenge. A great, great challenge. I know very well that this club is not winning in many years.

“But I think I’m here to build victory. Victory doesn’t happen after one, two or three days or a month. You have to have vision.”

“This club has a great vision off the pitch. Now we have to start having a vision on the pitch, on the football pitch. This is important if we want to win.”

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The 52-year-old said the Spurs need to develop physically and emotionally, as well as “improve their ability to suffer” on the court.

“This squad has to work to improve their physical condition to get into my idea of ​​football; to have more order on the field and not be so excited during the game, and also to improve the ability to suffer,” he said.

“We have to improve in many aspects, and that is why I think Tottenham decided to try to change something because this situation is not good and usually the coach pays for it.

“But we sure have to work together. The players know very well that they have to work a lot.”

“If we want to try to be something important for the present or the future, we must all be together.”

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The former Juventus, Chelsea and Inter Milan boss is used to success but is not setting any goals for himself this season.

“Now to say that we have a specific objective is not simple,” he said. “I think the club is the same. (Fabio) Paratici knows very well that this is the situation.”

“I think at the moment it is neither good nor fair to say that we want to do this or get to this.

“At the moment we just have to be strong, start working together and think that we have to improve. And there is a lot of room for improvement on this team.

“But now, and more than in the past, after three or four days, we have to work more.”

Conte received an 18-month contract with the option to extend it, but he is not concerned about that length.

“I think my contract is not a problem, 18 months and we decided it,” he said. “I also understood what this club did for me. We can work together for a long time.

“I hope so. I think in this club if you want to work, you work. You have a fantastic training ground and the club gives you everything.

“We need to be patient. When you go back to working with a team, the contract is fine for me.”

Kane: Conte’s appointment shows Spurs’ ‘great ambition’

Meanwhile, Tottenham striker Harry Kane is excited at the prospect of working with Conte after a losing streak this season, and says the Italian’s appointment shows “great ambition.”

“I am a player who always believes in myself and always believes in my ability,” he said. “I am 28 years old, I still have a lot to learn, a lot to improve.

Tottenham Hotspur manager Antonio Conte talks to Harry Kane during the UEFA Europa Conference League Group G match at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London.  Photo date: Thursday, November 4, 2021.
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“It was not the start I wanted, the team wanted or the club wanted, so we all know that. We all have to take responsibility as players.

“It is not something that worries me, I will continue working and I am very excited to work with this coach.

“I’m sure it can improve me and that’s an exciting thing when you’ve done what I’ve done in the game so far and you still feel like there’s more to come, that’s definitely exciting, so I’m looking forward to it.”

Kane’s poor form this season has been attributed to the disruptive summer he endured, returning late to preseason training after the European Championship while trying to force a move to Manchester City.

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Harry Kane has scored a goal in nine appearances for Spurs this season

The England captain has said he wants to win trophies and play in the biggest games and Conte’s arrival could be the key to unlocking that possibility at Spurs.

“He shows great ambition to be honest, his resume speaks for itself, everyone knows how well he is thought of and what he has done as a coach in the game,” Kane said.

“You have to respect that. He will work as hard as he can to improve ourselves as players, but it’s about us as players, assimilate it, learn, do more on the field, do more in training, do more outside of training.” Either in recovery, making sure to give ourselves every chance to win.

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Gary Cahill explains what Tottenham players can expect from Antonio Conte, having played with the Italian for two years at Chelsea.

“We have a coach and a club that believes in us. He definitely brings a lot of passion, a lot of determination, whether it’s on training ground or in meetings, in the locker room.”

“His resume speaks for itself, he has won trophies at the highest level with the most important clubs, so everyone is excited to learn, excited to work with him and that passion that he shows every day, every meeting, every session of training is what you thrive on.

“You go into games wanting to risk your body for him and you can already feel that.

“It’s only been three days, but he is a fantastic coach. We have not reached the standards we wanted in recent years, but we hope that this coach can help us turn things around.”


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