The arrival of Antonio Conte brought optimism to plenty of Tottenham Hotspur supporters, and for a good reason. The Italian tactician demands that the club he works for invest a significant amount of money to improve the squad.
At Inter Milan, the Serie A side spent money to land talented players like Romelu Lukaku, leading to them winning the league last season. Nonetheless, Conte’s appointment with the north London-based club comes during the season, talkSPORT relayed the message of patience.
“You must have vision. This club has a great vision outside of the pitch. Now we have to start having a vision on the pitch. This is important if we want to win. I need time to change something here on the pitch,” Conte said.
“Outside, it’s fantastic, but on the pitch, we have to change many, many things, and it can’t happen in a short time. We need to work a lot to try to improve this team. There are many, many aspects. Not only tactical but also physically. We need a bit of time to do this. Especially to find the time, and it’s a bit difficult.”
January won’t be enough to make additions to the squad, which is why Conte asks for supporters to be patient. Nonetheless, many supporters will expect results from him. Former manager Nuno Espírito Santo preached patience, but his results only made the fan base angry.
The supporters could be willing to be patient if they see Tottenham moving in the right direction with Conte and Managing Director of Football Fabio Paratici fixing the squad over the next two transfer windows.