Antonio Conte’s former assistant Massimo Carrera has said that players are usually ready to follow the Italian’s methods completely since his ideas are immediately reflected on the pitch.

The last few weeks have certainly been quite eventful for Conte at Spurs. The Tottenham boss refuted claims he was going to walk away from Spurs last Friday and questioned why the media was trying to create a rift between him and the club (Football.London).

The 52-year-old even insisted after his side’s 3-2 win over Manchester City that the current group of players is one of the best he has ever managed in terms of their attitude (Evening Standard). 

However, the Tottenham boss looked like a defeated man after his side fell to a 1-0 loss to Burnley on Wednesday – their third defeat in four Premier League games.

He suggested that his position had to be reviewed with the club hierarchy and admitted that the team’s recent form was not good enough (Football.London).

Carrera, who worked as Conte’s assistant at Juventus and the Italian national team before going on to manage Spartak Moscow, AEK Athens and Bari, has been speaking about the impact the former Inter Milan boss has on his players.

He told Italian outlet Calcio Napoli 1926 about the Spurs boss: “Conte manages to bring the team to a maximum level both mentally and physically.

“The players follow him without problems because everything he says outside the green rectangle is then reflected on the pitch.”

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I thought our second-half performance at Turf Moor was quite good and that we would have won comfortably had we scored the first goal and forced Burnley to come out.

However, matches in the Premier League are almost always dictated by fine margins and one could understand Conte’s frustration, given that he is not used to these kinds of results in his managerial career.

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