Lucas Moura admitted that despite loving ketchup, he only had it on rare occasions even before Antonio Conte banned it from being used in the canteen at Tottenham’s training ground.
There have been several reports on the dietary changes that Conte introduced as soon as he arrived at Spurs in November.
The Italian allegedly wanted the majority of the squad to lose weight and is thought to have banned ketchup, brown sauce, mayonnaise, butter and a few other substances from being used in the canteen.
Moura has now admitted that he has always been very careful regarding his nutrition even before the changes Conte implemented, admitting that diet can have a major influence on player performances.
Here’s what the Brazilian told Sky Sports about the Tottenham head coach’s ketchup ban:
🗣 "I love ketchup but even before Conte I didn't take it every day."
Lucas Moura compares eating ketchup to filling up a great car with the wrong petrol pic.twitter.com/paG29Wlj2i
— Football Daily (@footballdaily) December 31, 2021
Spurs Web Opinion
I believe the dietary changes brought in by Conte have received a lot more media attention than they warranted. In reality, it will not be a major change for most players, who would have already been working with world-class nutritionists.
However, what is much more significant is the intensity of Conte’s training sessions. The squad already seem to be much fitter than they were under Jose and Nuno in just two months of working with the Italian.
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