‘I have to be honest’ – Antonio Conte answers whether he is now happier at Spurs

Antonio Conte
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Antonio Conte has admitted that he has been happy at Tottenham Hotspur since the day he joined the club and remains focused on turning the club into contenders.

The Italian took over from Nuno Espirito Santo in November with the club slumped in ninth place in the Premier League table and has transformed the club’s mentality both on and off the pitch in the relatively short timeframe.

Spurs’ efforts towards the end of the season saw them pip bitter rivals Arsenal to a fourth place finish and securing Champions League football in the process.

Conte revealed that he was pleased with what he had inherited upon taking the job with state-of-the-art facilities and now wants the work he does on the pitch with his players to turn their fortunes into competing for trophies, among strong competition from other clubs who are looking to do exactly the same.

When asked if he was happier now at Spurs, he told Football.London: “I have to be honest. From the first day when I arrived in Tottenham I was really happy because I always said that I found a club, a modern club with a great stadium and fantastic training ground. Everything that a coach aspires to find when you sign a contract.

“I said I want to build something important with this club because I like to win. I said it will be very important to match these two situations, to bring the club to fight for something important in every season.

“You know very well that every season only one wins the Premier League, the Champions League, the FA Cup and the Carabao Cup.

“To become a stable club in a good position. Other clubs want to do the same though so it will be very difficult.”

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Many have said that Tottenham have a world-class training ground and stadium, however, we now also have a manager who is comparable to the facilities around him.   Conte is a born winner and will not settle for Tottenham to purely make up the numbers and celebrate finishing fourth every season.

It’s important to remember he is still at the start of his project, having inherited a mess in November and patience must be shown while the board must back him window after window.

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