Calciomercato have revealed that Antonio Conte was not convinced Inter Milan had the resources to compete with the best teams in Europe and the Italian has now set his sights very high at Tottenham.
Despite helping to end Juventus’s dominance of the Serie A by taking the Scudetto to the San Siro for the first time in ten years during 2020/21, Conte resigned at the end of the season.
He took over Tottenham in November of last year after the North London club had a poor start to last season under Nuno Espirito Santo.
In the ten months since, Conte has transformed Spurs as a unit, with the Lilywhites showing their ruthless mentality this season, having won four and drawn two of their six Premier League games so far.
In contrast, Inter have made a poor start to their Serie A campaign and were beaten 2-0 by Bayern Munich at home in their Champions League season-opener.
Calciomercato now claim that Conte ‘understood in advance’ that the Nerazzurri’s squad was not good enough to compete and their performance levels would eventually drop, which is why he decided to leave the club last summer.
The publication points out that since arriving at Tottenham, the 53-year-old has spent big money on players like Rodrigo Bentancur, Dejan Kulusevski and Richarlison – a luxury he was not afforded at Inter.
The report states that Conte ‘lives to win’ and that he is setting his aims ‘higher and higher’ at Spurs.
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There is no doubt that Conte is an extremely ambitious coach. Despite his public insistence that Tottenham are some way off the best sides in Europe, privately, the Italian will be telling his players that they are ready to compete for major honours.
If Conte did not feel that Spurs at least had a fighting chance of competing for major trophies, he will walk out of the club, just as he did at Inter.
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