Report reveals exactly what Conte made Spurs squad do in brutal training – Harry Kane threw up

Antonio Conte
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The Tottenham squad were made to run 42 lengths of the pitch by Antonio Conte at the end of a brutal two-hour training session in South Korea, according to the Daily Mail. 

Spurs hosted an open-air practice at the Seoul World Cup Stadium on Monday in front of 6,000 fans in preparation for their pre-season matches in the Coupang Play Series this week. 

The supporters got a first-hand look at Conte’s renowned pre-season regimes including a number of possession drills and a 10-on-10 match using two-thirds of the pitch. 

The session was capped off with a gruelling shuttle run exercise using the full length of the field and overseen by veteran fitness coach Gian Piero Ventrone. 

The Daily Mail has noted the players were required to sprint 42 lengths back and forth at a pace quicker than a jog, with the exercise proving too much for some of the Spurs squad in the sweltering heat.

None of the Spurs squad were warned about the running session before it happened either, so it would have come as quite the shock to the system.

It is explained that some of the club’s international contingent – including Harry Kane and local hero Heung-min Son – were only required to complete 30 lengths after only reporting back for training last week, although it did not stop them from still feeling the strain. 

The pair were both seen collapsed on the pitch at points towards the end of one run before regrouping and completing the task at hand. In fact, Kane reportedly threw up at one stage. 

Davinson Sanchez, Bryan Gil and Pape Matar Sarr were among those leading the pack for much of the session, while young striker Troy Parrott emerged as the front-runner on the final run (Football.London). 

Spurs Web Opinion 

Conte’s methods are pretty gruelling and it will cause the players some short-term suffering, but it should set them up to be in a good place physically over the next few weeks. 

With so much football going on next season, it is going to be key that they are in the best shape possible to deal with the load. 

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