Harry Kane, Matt Doherty, Richarlison, Emerson Royal, and Heung-min Son have taken to social media to post their tributes to Gian Piero Ventrone after his sudden passing.

The shocking news of Ventrone’s passing emerged this morning, with the Spurs fitness coach succumbing to leukaemia (BBC). Everyone associated with Tottenham is still struggling to come to terms with the news.

Ventrone was in the dugout at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium as recently as the club’s 6-2 win over Leicester City ahead of the international break (Guardian), which illustrates how suddenly he was taken away.

After falling ill, Ventrone was taken to the Fatebenefratelli hospital in Naples before tragically passing on Thursday (Daily Mail).

He has been credited with helping to drive a radical improvement in the players’ fitness and has even been nicknamed ‘the Marine’ for how hard he works the squad.

Reactions are now pouring in from the Tottenham players, with the likes of Kane, Doherty, Emerson, Heung-min Son and Richarlsion thanking the Italian for what he taught them during their time together.

Spurs Web Opinion

These tributes show exactly how popular Ventrone was with the Tottenham players, despite pushing them hard. Events like this put football into perspective and our thoughts at Spurs Web are with everyone at the club and Ventrone’s loved ones at this difficult time.

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