‘They should make ME completely satisfied’: Antonio Conte warns his Tottenham stars it’s as much as them to impress him forward of Premier League opener towards Southampton… and insists the squad are nonetheless ‘one other step’ away from difficult the elite
- Tottenham supervisor Antonio Conte has made six signings this switch window
- He has boosted competitors for locations and will nonetheless deliver in additional gamers
- Roma’s Nicolo Zainolo is a goal, and Conte would really like one other centre again
- He warned his gamers it will likely be as much as them to show they’re worthy of a spot
Antonio Conte warned his Tottenham gamers on the eve of the brand new season that it’s not his job to maintain them completely satisfied however the reverse, it’s their job to impress him.
Conte has boosted competitors inside his squad with six summer season recruits, and Spurs are nonetheless within the switch marketplace for what the Italian known as ‘frequent sense signings’.
Nicolo Zaniolo of Roma is a midfielder of their sights and Conte wish to herald one other central defender earlier than the window closes on the finish of this month.
Antonio Conte has boosted competitors throughout the Tottenham squad with six summer season signings
‘They should make me completely satisfied,’ mentioned the Italian, smiling however lethal critical. And he added: ‘You perceive? With their performances, to make me assume who’s the higher participant. You perceive? They should make me completely satisfied, OK.’
There are some who do not know what to anticipate. He dropped Harry Winks, Sergio Reguillon, Giovani Lo Celso and Tanguy Ndombele, all revered senior internationals, from his squad in the beginning of pre-season.
Conte is getting his method at Tottenham and seems glad with the progress made because the finish of final season.
Tottenham are nonetheless ‘one other step’ away from difficult Europe’s elite, in keeping with Conte
‘We’re attempting to do issues with frequent sense,’ mentioned the Spurs boss. ‘I do know solely this solution to attempt to enhance the membership and attempt to give us the precise path.
‘It’s not easy as a result of I’ve to attempt to not make errors, particularly within the switch window with the membership, however I feel we’re doing good issues with frequent sense to attempt to enhance the standard, to attempt to enhance the squad.’
There is a quiet confidence about Spurs as Conte begins his first full season on the helm, however he was cautious to not promise an excessive amount of forward of Saturday’s opener at dwelling to Southampton.
Tottenham are nonetheless trying to make extra summer season signings, with Nicolo Zaniolo a goal
‘Why not win the Champions League and the Premier League,’ he laughed when requested about his targets. ‘My goal and the membership’s goal is to attempt to proceed to enhance, to develop the method that we began.
‘It doesn’t suggest that for those who elevate a trophy or win the Premier League or the Champions League, otherwise you get a spot in Champions League you achieved your goal. It means we’ve got to attempt to develop in each facet.
‘My expertise tells me we’re stepping into the precise path however on the identical time I do know the membership wants one other step earlier than being aggressive to the highest groups within the Premier League and Europe.
‘We should not be presumptuous or boastful and work, work, work to attempt to enhance on the pitch and outdoors the pitch to develop into a prime membership.
‘We are stepping into the precise path. We are enhancing and our goal must be to develop the scenario and to extend our price on and off the pitch.’