Antonio Conte promises he will ‘stay strong’ until the end of the season for fear he will walk away if Tottenham don’t back him in the January transfer window and insists Spurs fans ‘EARN MORE’
- Spurs boss Antonio Conte offers fans some reassurance about his future at club
- The manager was hesitant on the subject but promised to ‘stay strong’ this season
- Conte praised Spurs fans, described them as incredible and they ‘deserve more’
- Players worried the Italian could walk away if he’s not backed by transfers
Antonio Conte has emphasized that he is enjoying his time at Tottenham and vowed to ‘stay strong’ until the end of the season.
The Spurs manager is only two and a half months into his time at Spurs but is already concerned that the club will not support him in the January transfer window.
Asked ahead of Sunday’s North London Derby with Arsenal, Conte was hesitant about his future for fear he would walk away.
Spurs Antonio Conte ‘stays strong’ despite concerns he may not be supported in transfers
But the Italian did say: ‘I repeat, I’m enjoying myself here.
“There is a fantastic atmosphere, a great stadium and training ground and our fans are incredible. They are always behind us.
“I enjoy my time at Tottenham and I want to improve the situation. The people deserve much more than this.
“I am strong and will be strong until the end of the season. The players understand me and want to improve. We see that improvement, but that takes time.’
Conte signed an 18-month contract with an option for another year when he replaced Nuno Espirito Santo at the start of the winter.
Tottenham’s form has faltered in the last five games, struggled to tear teams apart and looked sloppy at the back
The former Chelsea manager said today: “We agreed on that length so I could see the situation and so the club could understand the coach they were going to work with.”
As reported by sports post on Friday, Tottenham players fear Antonio Conte could quit next month if he is not supported with new signings in the January transfer window.
Spurs have started undefeated in the Premier League under Conte, but their gentle surrender to Chelsea in the Carabao Cup semi-final and Sunday’s performance against League One Morecambe have highlighted the club’s lack of team depth.
The Italian wants to refresh his selection and has had talks with club president Daniel Levy
Wolves Adama Traore is believed to be a key transfer target for Antonio Conte in January
Spurs players worried the boss might run away if he’s not behind the window
Since the Champions League final in 2019, Tottenham have spent more than £300 million on new players without significantly strengthening the first team and Conte has quickly identified the positions he needs to tackle.
The manager has had sharp talks with Daniel Levy and football director Fabio Paratici this week, in which he made his feelings clear.
Conte has been known to want to sign attacker Adama Traore from Wolves and is willing to let defender Matt Doherty go the other way. He also wants a central defender and an understudy for striker Harry Kane.
Another attacker, Steven Bergwijn, has been linked with a move to Ajax, but Conte said he wants to keep the Dutchman at the club.
The 52-year-old also revealed that there is one new suspected Covid case at the club and that defender Eric Dier will miss Sunday’s game with an injury.
Conte is known to have goals, including Adama Traore, who he would like to bring to the club