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16th of January will be a red-letter day for the inspirational Conte – opinion
By Harry Hotspur -
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Conte is getting an attacking tune out of this lot when José couldn’t……or was reluctant to try (I am putting Nuno’s stint into the darkest recesses of my memory bank, none of it counts. In 20 years, I will argue that Nuno was never our manager!). I am excited by what Conte might do with players he wants if Levy allows it.

Granted, a 5 at the back has meant Reggie and Emerson can get more forward and join in (about time too), but we will have to be careful that we don’t expect too much of these two. I thought Reggie would become a top player, and maybe under Conte he will, but there is just something missing from him-he is a bit lightweight for me. He needs to get stronger and a bit nastier. Emerson is a defensive carbuncle in the making. Zaha was a grade A idiot yesterday, and he should have roasted Emerson like at Selhurst Park. I am thankful for the idiocy, though, I only hope more left-sided attacking players repeat Zaha’s actions.

Under José I never felt the players looked fit. When the top teams covered more ground, I wanted us to match that intensity. Under José, I rarely saw it. Under Conte, we went from 20th to 1st in distance covered per game within a few weeks.

Fans obviously want quality, but that comes at a cost, so when that is missing (and my word it has been) we want passion and work rate. Never again do I want a repeat of ineptitude and lack of desire than when we played Arsenal. That is the game that I am judging Conte on,16 January cannot come soon enough. We are not as good as the top 3, although we should have beaten Liverpool, the rest are as good/bad as us.

I am looking up. I tell you, this time next year we might have a team to be rightfully proud of.

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James McKevitt.
James McKevitt.
22 days ago

I think you’ll find Nuno was never the Spurs manager. What you thought was Nuno on the touchline was really a Tottenham tracksuit held up by two broomsticks.

Glory Costs Too Much
Glory Costs Too Much
22 days ago

Conte is little short of a magician and has disproved the doubters who said he can only succeed with a hugemungas budget. The way he has some of our deadwood sprouting new shoots is little short of amazing.

England Mike
England Mike
22 days ago

I think he has shown a little more respect towards the players instead of the iron fist treatment Mourinho tried to operate. They appear to have got the message and responded positively, hopefully they will continue on the up.

CowSpurs
CowSpurs
19 days ago

It has helped by playing the lesser/middle of the road teams. We are better no doubt, but we are not entirely scintillating. The deadwood still needs off loading. If we can get rid because Conte has got a few of them playing so be it. Beats festering in the Youth training and us fans still paying their wages.

Ed
Ed
22 days ago

Fitness and commitment have been the key to Conte turning things round. Everyone mocked his banning of ketchup, but it was symbolic of his expectations from players. If you can’t give up a bit of sauce then just how committed are you?. I think Ndombelly is getting a bit on the side.

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