The January transfer window is open, and Tottenham Hotspur has yet to make any additions to improve the squad as they’re fighting for a top-four spot in the Premier League.
Manager Antonio Conte has turned the ship around following Spurs’ slow start to the season. However, the Italian tactician needs financial investment into the squad. Despite no moves being made yet, talkSPORT pundit and former Spurs player Jermain Defoe believes the club will back Conte.
“You’d like to think that he’d get the opportunity to get the players he wants just to give Tottenham an opportunity to kick on,” Defoe told talkSPORT. “Everyone knows how much I love the football club, and when Antonio Conte got the job, I was so excited. He is an unbelievable manager with his experience.
“I messaged Lukaku and people like Ashley Young and Victor Moses who have played under Conte, and they said that the players have never, ever trained so hard. But at the same time, it’s enjoyable, and that’s why the players are getting those numbers. I believe that if he gets the opportunity to bring in the players he wants, then, of course, the club will kick on and get into that Champions League spot.”
Conte made it known through the media the gap between what he’s working with at Tottenham and a club like Chelsea, which won the UEFA Champions League last season. The EFL Cup semi-final matchup allowed for the Italian tactician to point and show what he needs to match up against clubs like The Blues.
Furthermore, this week there were reports regarding Conte’s future with Tottenham should they fail to back him financially. The 52-year-old is afraid to leave a job with a club isn’t ready to meet his financial demands.