Conte: We have weakened the Spurs team
Antonio Conte has revealed he’s now ‘realizing Tottenham’s vision’ in a candid assessment of their January transfer window.
Spurs brought in Juventus duo Dejan Kulusevski and Rodrigo Bentancur but also missed a number of targets.
These included Adam Traore, who ended up joining Barcelona, and Luis Diaz who was nabbed by Liverpool.
And Conte has now explained how difficult the window was for the club.
Talk to Sky Sports Italyhe said: “It’s always difficult to make comparisons, but if I had to find something similar it would be the lack of confidence that is inevitable when you start working at a club that hasn’t won for a long time. .
“I saw some situations from the outside that could develop, but when you go in there you realize that something… What happened in January was not easy. We lost four players in January. Four important players for Tottenham, and we only signed two.
“So even in terms of numbers, rather than strengthening the team, we weakened it on paper.
“Bentancur and Kulusevski are ideal prospects for Tottenham because Tottenham are looking for young players they can develop and grow, not ready players. That’s the problem.”