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“We need to improve” – Antonio Conte calls for signings ahead of the January window opening

By Eddie Razo -

The January transfer window will open in a matter of hours. After Tottenham Hotspur decided to sack Nuno Espírito Santo and hire Antonio Conte, it came with a financial commitment to improving the squad to his standards. 

Conte’s tactics have pushed the north London club into a fight for a UEFA Champions League spot. However, ESPN relayed the remarks by the Italian tactician, who wants Tottenham to make some signings. 

“After only two weeks, I said we need to improve the quality of the squad,” Conte said. 

“For sure, we need to improve the quality of the squad. I was sure after seven days, ten days, two weeks about this. And then I make the evaluation who are the players I can count on and the players I can’t count [on].

The Spur manager says that the squad needs fixing despite their place in the standings if they seriously want to compete for a league and European title. 

“This squad needs to improve the quality, but it is important before to think something [about] a different place in UEFA [Champions League, Europa League] or Conference League. This league, the level is very high, and now you are in the middle.

ESPN reports that Conte’s priorities are believed to include signing a center-forward, a center-back, and a right-back. As for possible departures, Dele Alli and Matt Doherty are just two of several players who will be allowed to depart if suitable offers arrive. 

The 52-year-old manager stated that he would hold a meeting with those in charge to discuss a course of action to navigate the January window.

“You have to think to build something important; for this reason, I ask for patience and time. In this moment, the gap is very large, and we need to work a lot and also to try to build and improve the quality of the squad,” Conte squad. 

“For sure, now the situation is more clear than before. I am waiting to have a meeting with the club and then also to give my opinion about the squad and what I think about our situation.”

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BobbytheBrain
BobbytheBrain
11 months ago

I heard that Levy has the meeting pencilled in the diary for Tuesday 1st Feb.

at large
at large
11 months ago
Reply to  BobbytheBrain

Haha if that’s true there will be one open seat at the table because Conte will be long gone.

Limerick AL
Limerick AL
11 months ago
Reply to  BobbytheBrain

Failing that it’s rescheduled for April 1st.

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