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“Daniel will be making the decisions” Pundit Rules Out Joe Lewis Behind Conte Option| video
By Harry Hotspur -

Simon Jordan’s take on issues in the footballing world are usually pretty on point and in the respect of our current situation at Spurs, I agree that Antonio Conte’s possible appointment is almost certainly Daniel’s initiative. Whilst there’s much about Daniel Levy that I do not care for, there is more than an instinct of survival about him.

Can our CEO finally loosen his grip on the footballing side of the business in order to stop the Good ship Lilywhite from hitting the rocks and getting a hole so big in its side that Captain Levy is forced to go down with it?

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Paulspurs
Paulspurs
13 days ago

Rodon will play conte will like him he will keep either Toby or dier Sanchez gone Davies gone not up to it guess aurier sissoko lamela moura as well could be more

StuSpur
StuSpur
13 days ago
Reply to  Paulspurs

Of course Rodon 🤦🏻‍♂️

Fred
Fred
13 days ago
Reply to  StuSpur

Disagree re Davies. If Conte plays his preferred 352, Davies is in as the left side cb.

He may want to keep lamella too, but agree with the others…

StuSpur
StuSpur
13 days ago

I’ve been looking at Contes formation and tactics at Inter and it’s fun to put spurs bodies into the positions of the players he was deploying at Inter. (if he employs the same formation at Spurs)

He goes for 3 at the back and a holding man in front. Holjberg is the clear and worthy candidate for that holding role. My concern is that none of out centrehalfs are up to scratch. As it stands I imagine it would be Dier, Toby and Sanchez, maybe Tanganga or Davies filling in one or two of those positions.

Conte uses 2 wing backs to exploit the width of the pitch and much of the offensive play goes up those flanks. This means they need a great engine. I guess Reguilon occupies the left and for me, Bergwyn could be the option on the right. He often drops deep to defend, he is young and full of energy and l believe has the temperament to be coached into this role.

In midfield he deploys 2 dynamic midfielders. These players control the movement of the ball across the pitch, switching the flanks, playing in the forwards, they must also be committed to getting up and down the pitch and supporting the Cdm when defending. Here is where Lo Celso, Ndombele, Dele will be involved.

Finally he has 2 players up top, one that holds the ball up and brings wing backs and the centre mids into play, they drop deep and allow their partner up to top more freedom to roam. Lakauku plays this position and it’s obviously one that Kane can and already does excel at. Son or Moura would partner him up there.

This is all hypothetical ramblings of course but it does help in considering where we need to buy. Clearly for me we need a minimum of 2 quality centrehalfs, probably 2 wing backs and I would argue a decent centre midfielder. We also need someone who can replace kane/son up top. None of this is factoring in players likely to leave.

Will we get five £40m star players or six £15m hopefuls.. We shall see

Last edited 13 days ago by StuSpur
Spurfect One
Spurfect One
13 days ago
Reply to  StuSpur

Good post. Conte’s system definitely requires 3 strong ball playing CB’s. Skriniar, Demiral and Milenkovic i would certainly be looking at.

coys1882
coys1882
13 days ago

Levy might make the decisions, but as the junior partner you can be sure every important decision that has significant financial impact on THFC or ENIC has to be rubber stamped by Lewis.

legoverlass
legoverlass
13 days ago

I agree its Levy shout but it could be his last one if this also hits the rocks

MitchellThomas
MitchellThomas
13 days ago
Reply to  legoverlass

Win win then isn’t it