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Antonio Conte talks about Rodrigo Bentancur’s adaptation to the Premier League

By Eddie Razo -

Tottenham Hotspur wanted to reinforce their midfield during the January transfer window. The north London club brought in Rodrigo Bentancour from Juventus FC to help with the final stretch of the season to help secure a top-four finish. 

In Tottenham’s 2-0 over Brighton & Hove Albion, Bentancur had one of his better performances with Spurs since joining a little over a month ago. The 24-year-old provided the assist on the Harry Kane goal at the 57th-minute mark. 

Bentancur’s pass split two Brighton defenders who were tracking back and found Kane, who only had to beat goalkeeper Robert Sánchez to make it 2-0. 

The Uruguayan international played all 90 minutes, going 73 for 79 on his passes with a completion percentage of 92-percent. Following the match, manager Antonio Conte spoke to the media at news conference discussing the adaptation of Bentancur to the Premier League.

“Honestly, tonight it is very difficult to speak about a single player because the whole team played a good game. For sure, to see Rodrigo Bentancur and Deki Kulusevski go into the team so quickly in this idea of football is great for us,” Conte said, per Football.London

“I said to you after these two signings now we are more complete, especially in midfield because we lost Skipp for two/three months in this moment. We needed to have a player like Rodrigo.”

Tottenham will have another opportunity to secure a win ahead of a club in the table that is in their way for a top-four finish in West Ham United. 

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Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
10 months ago
Reply to  Paul

He’s definitely useful and capable. He just needs to offload quicker on the ball. More urgency in moving it quicker. He’s a bit slow on the ball, been pickpocket a few times… Off the ball is where he excels, much like Skipp and Hojberg.

Paul
Paul
10 months ago

Calling Rodrigo a useful player. WOW. Covers every blade of grass, tackle well, pass well, hold unto the ball well, know where the space are to receive the ball, go take the ball from the ball from the backline, back on defense breaking up plays in the box and can make a decisive pass splitting a defence. I wish we have one creative mid in the current team that can be as useful as Betancur so Kane can go be a striker.

SpursGoliath
SpursGoliath
10 months ago

For sure, I believe Skipp, Hojbjerg and Bentancur are good enough for rotation, we just need that ‘cut above’ all rounder added in there

Glory Costs Too Much
Glory Costs Too Much
10 months ago
Reply to  SpursGoliath

It’s going to be a big summer window – make or break for Conte.

SpursGoliath
SpursGoliath
10 months ago

Solid squad player so a decent signing as we need those – but we desperately need a near-world class (world class probably a step too high for us if we’re being honest and they’re rare) option in central midfield. Basically we desperately need a ‘first midfielder on the team sheet signing’. It would change everything for us.

CzechSpur
CzechSpur
10 months ago

Seemed asleep there, but otherwise has been very decent. He seems to have a bit of everything, which is nice to see.

Archibald&Crooks (SC)
Archibald&Crooks (SC)
10 months ago

To be fair to the boy he has had one off game away at Manure so his standard is pretty good.

Glory Costs Too Much
Glory Costs Too Much
10 months ago

He’s adapted well, I’ve been impressed with the lad. These are the sort of players we need going forward – those that are established already and can come straight into the team. Somebody please point that out to our useless board who are obsessed with kids.

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