Italian coach Rodolfo Vanoli has claimed that it will take Antonio Conte time to turn Tottenham’s result around as the former Inter Milan boss is working with ‘mediocre’ players at the club.
The Conte era at Spurs started off brightly, with the North Londoners winning two of the Italian’s first three games in charge and coming away with a draw from Goodison Park.
However, they were brought crashing down to earth last week as a largely second-string side fell to a 2-1 loss to NS Mura in the Europa Conference League.
Conte did not mince his words after the loss, insisting in his post-match press conference that he now understands how far away Tottenham are from the best sides in the Premier League.
The 52-year-old also added that he is not a magician and that it will take time for him to fix the issues at the club.
Vanoli believes that Conte will have to tell the Spurs hierarchy in no uncertain terms that the players at the club are not good enough.
Speaking after Mura’s win over Tottenham, he told Tuttomercatoweb: “Looking at yesterday’s game, I reflect on what happened to me when I coached Olimpija Ljubljana.
“I lost the derby on 95 minutes against Maribor at home, and I made an analysis in the locker room asking how many players had won a championship, only three.
“That makes the difference; there are players who are used to winning and players who are mediocre. This is what Antonio will have to pass on to that club.”
Spurs Web Opinion
I believe most people, including Spurs fans, underrate the quality of our first eleven. We have a strong spine and could challenge most sides in the Premier League with just a couple of top additions.
However, as far as the strength of the squad is concerned, that is a different matter entirely. Conte rang the changes for the clash against Mura and the likes of Dele and Sanchez once again showed that they cannot be counted upon.
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