‘No respect’ – Some Spurs fans surprised by how players first greeted Conte

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Tanguy Ndombele
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Some Spurs fans on social media are bewildered as to why the Tottenham players did not stand up to greet Antonio Conte when they met him for the first time.

In the two weeks that he has spent at the helm so far, Conte has reportedly already gone about making some drastic changes behind the scenes.

The Italian is thought to have altered the players’ diets and put them through a gruelling training regime in order to improve the squad’s fitness.

It has been asserted that the mood among the players and the coaching staff is very positive following the 52-year-old’s arrival.

If the players were excited to be working with a manager of Conte’s stature, they certainly did not seem to show it when they met him for the first time.

Tottenham released a video this week of Conte greeting the squad in the canteen at Hotspur Way following his arrival and some Spurs fans picked up on the fact that only Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg stood up while shaking the new Tottenham boss’ hand.

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When I watched the video, I too was struck by the fact that the players did not stand. However, we do not know the context behind the video. Conte might have already met with the squad as a group beforehand. He might have also asked the players to remain seated since they were in the middle of their meal.

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