Cristian Stellini has told the press that there is not a lot he can do to change the current set up at Tottenham Hotspur, due to the fact the squad has so many injuries at the moment.
Since Antonio Conte parted ways with the club, Stellini has been put in temporary charge of the Spurs first team until the end of the season.
His reign as interim manager didn’t get off to the best starts on Monday night, with Spurs struggling to a 1-1 draw against Everton.
The Lilywhites were overran for much of the game at Goodison Park, leaving many fans frustrated with what they had seen.
Granted, Stellini has inherited the squad from Conte and, outside of a transfer window there is nothing he can do to change the personnel at his disposal.
However, it’s clear that fans were hoping for a change in the style of play, at least.
That didn’t happen against Everton, and now the caretaker manager has addressed the idea of transforming his side over the next nine games.
When asked what he can change, Stellini told Football.London: “At the moment, not something special because we have not enough players, we have a lot of injured players.
“With the type of players we have perhaps cannot change us tactically. We were preparing something different in the past month but now we have to be patient.
“We have to find the way to be Tottenham and play football which is strong in the tackle, strong with the pressure and strong with the ball. To be complete.”
Spurs Web Opinion
I don’t think any Spurs fan is expecting miracles from Stellini, but the display against Everton was insipid and lacked any kind of energy and aggression that was needed.
After going a goal up, we should have been pressing Everton and making the most of our numerical advantage, but that didn’t happen.
We need to see a big improvement in the passion from the players on Saturday.
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