Connect with us

ARTICLES

“Improve a lot”- Conte sends transfer reminder to Tottenham board ahead of summer window

Published

on

Antonio Conte emphasises the need to have strong depth at Tottenham Hotspur next season

Antonio Conte has detailed the need to possess a strong depth at Tottenham Hotspur from the next season onwards. He spoke on the matter following his side’s 5-0 victory over Norwich City, which ensured that they qualified for the next term’s Champions League.

Conte has not enjoyed a sturdy safety net when it comes to using the options from the bench to manage different games. Perhaps one of the best examples is the situation in midfield, as he only had Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Harry Winks as his choices at one point during this campaign.

Speaking in the post-match press conference (h/t Football.London), the Italian boss has demanded that the Tottenham board would need to do a lot of work with the current squad to get up to the required standards. Conte also pointed out how the change to five substitutions makes it even more vital for them to possess a strong set of options on the bench.

Antonio Conte emphasises the need to have strong depth at Tottenham next season. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)
Antonio Conte believes it is necessary to have a good depth to take advantage of five substitutions. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

“We need to improve a lot. Next season the league will be very difficult for all the teams. With five subs you can change a game. If the bench is strong like a top team, like City, Chelsea, United and Liverpool, you need to improve a lot your squad in quality aspect and numerical aspect. You have to face in England three national competitions and one in the Champions League.”

Spurs must pay heed!

Depth is something that has not been advantageous for us as the lack of solid backup options has quite often held us back this season. Harry Kane, for example, does not have a reliable striker to support him, which affected us in moments when the talisman had to be rested to keep him fresh.

The lack of quality choices at the back has forced Conte to use Ben Davies as a left-sided central defender for quite some time. While that move has worked out really well so far, it still highlights the dire need to reinforce our ranks through solid additions in the summer transfer window.

Antonio Conte tells Daniel Levy why it is key to have a strong depth moving forward. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
Antonio Conte tells Daniel Levy why it is key to have a strong depth moving forward. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Our early exit from several different competitions like the UEFA Europa Conference League, the FA Cup and the Carabao Cup did play a huge role in our top four success. One could argue that we may not have been able to achieve CL qualification if we were still in those competitions for a large part of the campaign.

We are bound to engage on several fronts in the next term, which means that the issue with the depth must be addressed at all costs. Playing in the CL while focusing on the Premier League would take a huge toll, and having a strong squad depth would help Conte deal with the situation.

More Tottenham Hotspur News

Furthermore, the five substitutions change would benefit teams like Manchester City and Liverpool, who have several world-class players to compete for a few positions. We cannot allow them to further increase the gap, so it is imperative that Spurs back the 52-year-old coach by bringing in quality signings to add to their ranks.

Conte’s message would come as a reminder to Spurs’ board about how the league is changing from next year. Making five subs means a team could end up with just half of the outfield players started at kick-off and it is necessary for us to make sure our bench has names that can change the game in our favour.

A football enthusiast who is madly in love with the beautiful sport.

Spurs Transfer News

Tanguy Ndombele of Spurs battles with Shane McLoughlin of Morcambe. Tanguy Ndombele of Spurs battles with Shane McLoughlin of Morcambe.
ARTICLES38 mins ago

Romano: Tottenham and La Liga club in ‘separate’ talks for deciding 25-year-old star’s future

Transfer News: Tottenham Hotspur and Villarreal in ‘separate’ talks for Tanguy Ndombele Tottenham Hotspur and Villarreal are holding ‘separate’ talks...

Tottenham linked with Destiny Udogie of Udinese Calcio. Tottenham linked with Destiny Udogie of Udinese Calcio.
ARTICLES3 hours ago

Report: Tottenham Hotspur plan Destiny Udogie medical outside England

Transfer News: Tottenham Hotspur plan Destiny Udogie medical outside England According to the Evening Standard, Tottenham Hotspur are planning to...

Barcelona are covering more than 50% of Tottenham star Clement Lenglet's wages. Barcelona are covering more than 50% of Tottenham star Clement Lenglet's wages.
ARTICLES8 hours ago

Report: Spanish club covering more than 50% of new Spurs’ signing’s wages

Barcelona are covering more than 50% of Tottenham star Clement Lenglet’s wages According to Football. London, Barcelona are covering more...

Villarreal confident of signing Tottenham star Giovani Lo Celso. Villarreal confident of signing Tottenham star Giovani Lo Celso.
ARTICLES9 hours ago

Report: Spanish club confident of completing a deal for Tottenham star

Transfer News: Villarreal confident of signing Tottenham star Giovani Lo Celso According to popular Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano on Twitter,...

Tottenham Hotspur finding it difficult to offload Tanguy Ndombele with no real solution in sight. Tottenham Hotspur finding it difficult to offload Tanguy Ndombele with no real solution in sight.
ARTICLES23 hours ago

Jose Mourinho rejected Tottenham star as part of swap deal for Italian star

Transfer News: AS Roma have rejected Tanguy Ndombele as part of Nicolo Zaniolo swap deal Tottenham Hotspur continue in their...

Iyenoma Destiny Udogie of Italy in action during the 2022 UEFA European Under-21 Championship Qualifier match against Sweden. Iyenoma Destiny Udogie of Italy in action during the 2022 UEFA European Under-21 Championship Qualifier match against Sweden.
ARTICLES24 hours ago

Transfer News: Tottenham ‘confident’ of completing £22m deal in ‘coming days’

Transfer News: Tottenham Hotspur ‘confident’ of signing Destiny Udogie in ‘coming days’ According to Alasdair Gold of Football.London, Tottenham Hotspur...

Nicolo Zaniolo in action for AS Roma. (Image: As tweeted by TheSpursWeb) Nicolo Zaniolo in action for AS Roma. (Image: As tweeted by TheSpursWeb)
ARTICLES1 day ago

Tottenham told AS Roma will sell Nicolo Zaniolo but on one of two conditions

Transfer News: Tottenham told AS Roma will sell Nicolo Zaniolo but on one of two conditions According to ASRomaLive (h/t...

Marc Guehi of England. Marc Guehi of England.
ARTICLES1 day ago

“January window”- Tottenham Hotspur told to keep tabs on Crystal Palace star

Transfer News: Tottenham Hotspur told to keep tabs on Crystal Palace star Marc Guehi Tottenham Hotspur icon has claimed that...

Conte hints at the futures of Tottenham duo Japhet Tanganga and Pepe Matar Sarr. Conte hints at the futures of Tottenham duo Japhet Tanganga and Pepe Matar Sarr.
ARTICLES2 days ago

Antonio Conte appears to drop double transfer hint in win over Southampton

Conte appears to hints at the futures of Tottenham duo Japhet Tanganga and Pepe Matar Sarr Tottenham Hotspur began their...

Clement Lenglet reveals why he rejected Tottenham last season. Clement Lenglet reveals why he rejected Tottenham last season.
ARTICLES2 days ago

“Wasn’t the moment” – New Tottenham signing reveals rejecting Spurs last summer

Clement Lenglet reveals why he rejected Tottenham last season Speaking in an interview as quoted by Football. London, Clement Lenglet...