Antonio Conte has warned that Tottenham still need to make improvements heading into next season despite leading the club back into the Champions League.
Spurs earned a comprehensive 5-0 win at Norwich on the final day of the Premier League campaign to confirm their place in the elite European competition next season.
The result consolidated Tottenham’s strong run of form under Conte towards the end of the season, which saw them win eight and draw two of their remaining 11 fixtures.
The 52-year-old Italian’s future in North London is not confirmed as of yet, but a solution could be reached when he meets with the club to discuss his options this summer (Football.London).
But Conte admits he is not keen on admiring his achievements with Spurs this season and claims there is still plenty of room to improve before the new campaign rolls around.
He said (via PA Sport’s Jonathan Veal): “It will be very important don’t forget the path we had. We need to improve the situation, for sure Tottenham has to understand this, it will be very difficult, maybe much more this season.”
He added (Football London): “Today is not the right time to speak about this topic.
“Today is really important to celebrate this big achievement but for sure to become competitive and be ready to fight for something important you need to improve, improve a lot in many aspects and I know only one word, that is work, work, work.
“Everybody has to do the right path in this process.
“We need to improve a lot. Next season the league will be very difficult for all the teams. With five subs you can change a game.
“If the bench is strong like a top team, like City, Chelsea, United and Liverpool, you need to improve a lot your squad in quality aspect and numerical aspect. You have to face in England three national competitions and one in the Champions League.”
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Conte here is ensuring the standards are being kept high at Tottenham which is something the club should keep note of heading into the summer transfer window and new campaign.
It shows just how hungry he is to achieve success and it makes sure is not in a position to mess around when it comes to backing him in the market.
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