Tottenham summer signing Yves Bissouma reveals what it is like working with ‘crazy’ Antonio Conte

Tottenham’s new midfielder Yves Bissouma is loving life under his new manager Antonio Conte and is looking forward to more success.

Yves Bissouma has described manager Antonio Conte as “crazy” in a good way because he lives and breathes football.

Bissouma enjoyed 45 minutes of action against Roma in Israel, having been knocked out of most of the pre-season training due to catching Covid.

The midfielder made 124 appearances for Brighton after joining them from Lille in July 2018.

He also went on to establish himself as one of the most promising midfielders in the Premier League, and has now had his chance at realising his dream of being the best in a top team.

Yves Bissouma controls the ball during the friendly football match (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN/AFP via Getty Images)

There is a feeling within the player’s camp that his game will develop under the hard-to-please Antonio Conte, who made him his third summer signing back in June.

Yves Bissouma himself has admitted to liking the Italian manager’s methods, because he is so demanding in training.

He said: “I’m very happy to be with him [Conte] at this club because he’s living football and I like that, I like the coach like him.

“I know he can push the team higher and the players as well. That’s why we’re trying to do what he wants.

“Every training is not easy, but we’re working for that, and I like him because he’s crazy like me.

“Good crazy because he’s crazy about football, and I like how he works, I like how he teaches everyone, and I like his work.”

Antonio Conte reacts during the friendly football match between Rangers and Tottenham Hotspur (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN/AFP via Getty Images)

Tottenham start their Premier League campaign against Southampton

Tottenham enjoyed a decent pre-season campaign but would have been disappointed to have lost the final game to AS Roma, a team managed by former boss Jose Mourinho.

Not that it will matter in the grand scheme of things but Antonio Conte will hope that his players respond when they take on Southampton in the first game of the season on Saturday.

Spurs finished fourth last season and have returned to Champions League football for the first time in three years.

So with all the new faces, it will be interesting to see the kind of season the Lillywhites produce given they have had a proper pre-season under their Italian manager Antonio Conte.