‘Why not Premier League and Champions League?’ – Conte on what success looks like for Spurs

Antonio Conte
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Antonio Conte joked that success for Spurs could be winning the Premier League and Champions League, when asked if lifting a domestic cup would be a successful season. 

The former Inter Milan boss only joined the Lilywhites back in November last season, taking over from Nuno Espirito Santo after an inconsistent start to the campaign.

However, the turnaround under Conte was impressive to see, with Spurs fighting back to claim a top-four finish and a place in the Champions League next season.

Conte has now claimed that Tottenham are heading in the right direction, but the club still needs to take extra steps towards becoming competitive with the biggest teams in Europe.

As always with the Italian coach, he put emphasis on hard work to bridge the gap between Spurs and those above them in the pecking order, something he has preached throughout pre-season.

Tottenham last won a trophy in 2008, so fans will be hoping to see Conte lead the Lilywhites to some form of silverware this season.

When asked if a domestic cup would be a successful season, Conte replied (Football London): “Why not Premier League and the Champions League? (Laughs) My target and the club’s target is to improve. It’s the process we started seven months ago. If you get a place in the Champions League it doesn’t mean you’ve achieved your target.

“My experience brings me to say we’re going in the right direction. At the same time, I know the club needed another step to be competitive with the top teams in Europe.

“For this reason, we have to not be presumptuous or arrogant. We have to work, work, work to improve on the pitch and outside of the pitch to become a top club.”

Spurs Web Opinion:

For me, a really successful season for Spurs would be a domestic cup, finishing in the top four again, and at least closing the gap to Man City and Liverpool. Tottenham can’t win the Premier League overnight, but they need to at least take meaningful steps forward.

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