Tottenham manager Antonio Conte makes startling admission about Spurs’ summer transfer business
Tottenham manager Antonio Conte is still looking to bring players in this summer.
The club’s hierarchy have been praised for their signings, bringing Ivan Perisic, Richarlison, Clement Lenglet to name a few of the big names that arrived in N17.
Last year, it looked like the fiery Italian might walk out of the club, however after receiving assurances he would be backed in the transfer window he has stayed on in north London.
The new signings have raised the competition levels in the team and expectations are skyrocketing at the moment.
However it seems, that despite the Tottenham owners sanctioning six new signings, Conte is still not entirely happy with the summer’s business.
Speaking ahead of the Chelsea game, Conte said: “We improved in this way but I know I can’t have everything quickly.
“It would be foolish to ask for a lot of players and spend a lot of money.”
However the Italian did appear largely satisfied with how the club was operating.
“We’re doing the right things with common sense, not to spend the money on many players,” he continued.
“Also this is not the politics of the club, I understand this.
“We have to go in the right way, doing the right things.”
However eight months is a long time in football.
As Spurs have built form and depth, Chelsea have had to navigate the issues of sanctions and the sale, and in the process lost their best defender Antronio Rudiger to Real Madrid.
Both teams though started the season on a winning note with Spurs recovering from a goal down to beat Southampton convincingly, while Chelsea took care of business with a 1-0 win at Goodison Park against Everton.
Now the test will be which team is able to grab the bragging rights and firm up their start to the campaign.