Antonio Conte has admitted that the work he and his coaching staff did last season means they now have a good base to build from ahead of the 2022/23 campaign.
Conte implemented his trademark 3-4-3 formation as soon as he walked through the door at Tottenham in November, and over the course of the next seven months, the players seemed to consistently gain a better understanding of the system.
Tottenham ended the campaign strongly, creating plenty of chances while also not conceding too many at the other end.
With many new players coming through the door so far this summer, Conte and his coaching staff will use the pre-season to get the new singings acclimatised to the team’s style of play.
The Italian admitted he will use regular double sessions in South Korea and the two friendlies his side will play this week to ‘accelerate’ the process.
The 52-year-old told the club’s official website: “We started pre-season last week, when we worked very well with the group of players who were with their national teams until the 6th of June.
“We gave more rest to the players who finished (internationals) around 13th of June. Only today, we had the first training session with the whole team.
“We have to start to work together, to continue to improve our idea of football and, for sure, we are starting not from zero, we have a good base now, and it will be very important to accelerate the process for the new players to come into our ideas.
“This week we will work, double sessions and two matches. It will be a good opportunity for all the players, the whole group, to play and for me to use rotation and to bring these players to be fit.”
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The fact that the majority of the squad is now well versed with Conte’s system, and the fact that we have made most of our signings before pre-season, should hopefully allow us to hit the ground running at the start of the 2022/23 campaign.
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