Football.London journalist Rob Guest has revealed that Tottenham’s new fitness coach Giampiero Ventrone was ‘really shouting’ and getting the players to ‘work extremely hard’ directly after the side’s draw with Everton. 

Antonio Conte oversaw his first Premier League game in charge of Spurs on Sunday, but could only see his new team come away with a 0-0 draw against the Toffees at Goodison Park. 

While it was a more solid performance defensively, Spurs lacked precision going forward and failed to notch a single shot on target for the second consecutive game. 

Following the encounter, the players were being put through their paces with various warm-down drills by new fitness coach Ventrone, as they were after Thursday’s Europa Conference League win over Vitesse Arnhem. 

As such, Guest has revealed what he noticed about the fiery Italian’s post-match methods. 

He said on the Gold and Guest Talk Tottenham podcast: “Thursday’s session was extremely intense for the ones taking part. I think there were about nine of them.

“Tanguy [Ndombele] was there, Harry Winks, Davinson Sanchez wasn’t there, Steven Bergwijn was there, [Joe] Rodon, [Dele] Alli, a number of players. 

“It was under the new fitness coach Giampiero Ventrone. What he did was set up a running area for the players that was the width of the penalty area and players were running up and down at various speeds and he was shouting at them. 

“There were a number of journalists still in the press box and a lot of us were looking at the training session and you had to really because of the sound from the coach.

“He was really shouting at them and getting them to work extremely hard. It was the same again after Everton, there were about 10 of them at the side of the pitch doing these exercises. 

“If it’s intense after the game during a warm-down, you can bet your life that it will be extremely intense in the sessions during the week.”

Spurs Web Opinion 

Spurs are one of the Premier League’s least hard-working sides and these methods are how things can be turned around. Conte and his team have clearly found that to be a problem area and it is good that they are already targeting it for improvement. 

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