Antonio Conte has admitted it will be ‘impossible’ for Tottenham to compete with Manchester City and Liverpool for the Premier League title next season.
Spurs have fared well against the divisions top two sides this season beating City twice and drawing with Liverpool for a second time, with their latest result against the Reds culminating in a 1-1 draw.
Saturday’s stalemate at Anfield kept alive Tottenham’s hopes of reaching the Champions League next term, while it hindered the hosts’ push for the title.
While Spurs kept the contest tight and could have even escaped with all three points, Conte was asked how long it would take for his side to compete with both City and Liverpool for the Premier League title.
The Italian, though, claimed he needs to keep improving Tottenham’s foundations to come close to matching the ‘monsters’ of the runaway top flight duo.
Conte said (via Football.London): “Yeah, I understand this type of questions, but I think we need to have a path with the team, and to create a base and then to improve the base here.
“I think Liverpool, no I’m sure Liverpool did this because they created a foundation with Jurgen [Klopp] and they did a fantastic job in seven years they won a lot.
“He created a monster, in a good way, an amazing way, and he has to be satisfied – but to do this you have to have time and patience, and a lot of things because you have to go step by step.
“It’s impossible to imagine that next season you are going to win the title because I’m realistic and I know there are teams in England like Liverpool and City, Chelsea, also United, who are really strong, and it’s not simple to face these monsters.”
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Spurs are currently in the chasing pack looking to try and narrow what is a big gap between themselves and the top two in the Premier League.
A title challenge does seem far away at present, but Conte is a manager of that exact calibre who knows how to win silverware, although it comes down to whether he is supported adequately.
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