‘He told me’ – Inter Milan striker opens up on Conte accepting Spurs job

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Antonio Conte
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Inter Milan striker, Sebastiano Esposito has said that Antonio Conte would not have accepted the Tottenham job if he did not feel he had the resources to do well at the club.

Spurs failed to get Conte during the summer transfer window but managed to convince the Italian to replace Nuno Espirito Santo just four months later.

According to Fabrizio Romano, it was Tottenham’s managing director of football Fabio Paratici who called Conte following Spurs’ 3-0 loss to Manchester United and convinced him to come to North London.

Some might view the Tottenham job as the most difficult one of Conte’s recent managerial career given how far the Lilywhites seem to be from challenging for the Premier League title.

While some reports have claimed that the 52-year-old has been promised a massive transfer war chest, the likes of Alasdair Gold (starting at 23:50 on his YouTube channel) have dismissed that, insisting that Conte is fully aware of Tottenham’s limitations in the transfer market.

Esposito, who is currently on loan at FC Basel, spoke about Conte and what he has promised him despite leaving the San Siro. 

When asked about his former boss taking over at Tottenham, the Italy Under-21 international told Tuttomercatoweb: “If he accepted it, means that the conditions are in place to do well. 

“He is demanding and makes a difference. His CV speaks out. He’s a phenomenon. 

“I wished him good luck. He told me he would follow me from afar.”

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I think Spurs fans and the media underrate the quality that Spurs currently have in their squad since we have underperformed over the last two years. 

I suspect that Conte liked the make-up of the squad and thought he could get a lot more out of the likes of Kane, Son, Moura, Ndombele, Hojbjerg, Lo Celso, Romero, Emerson etc.

We arguably have the spine of a very good team and potentially need just two or three top additions to be competing with the big boys. 

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