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What Are Antonio Conte’s Spurs Missing In The First Half Of The Season?

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Antonio Conte started his football career in Lecce and later went on to Juventus to become one of the greatest players in the club’s history. During his time at Juventus, he won five Serie A titles, the Coppa Italia and the UEFA Champions League and Champions Cup.

It is safe to say he had a great career, as he started working as a manager in 2006. So far he has managed 7 Clubs and also Italy’s national team, with Tottenham Hotspur being his eighth club. He replaced Nuno Espirito in 2021 and had a great start as he won 9 matches in a row, but there are still a few problems and things missing.

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New Additions

Tottenham spent 150 million pounds in the summer transfer window, which brought in 7 new players to the club. The club secured Ivan Perisic, Yves Bissouma, Fraser Forster, Djed Spence, Clement Lenglet, Destiny Udogie, and Richarlison and also secured Cristian Romero. But that is not all for Conte, he still reportedly wants to sign two new players to the club in order to strengthen their position in the league. Reportedly, he wants to sign a backup striker and also a new right-wing back. It is also said that Adama Traore is also a possible transfer to the club, Tottenham has already tried to sign Traore once and this time they could do it.

Liverpool Loss

In the match against Liverpool, Tottenham played positively and had good attacking and defending but the problem was that they only improved after having a setback first, like usual. The problem with this is that you can not always count on improving later in the game, you have to start strong and continue strong, otherwise, you leave yourself open to attacks and goals. Salah used this and scored two goals, the first one after a pass from Nunez but the second won after Eric Dier’s mistake. Dier was highly criticized after an attempted backpass landed in Salah’s path, he of course capitalized on Dier’s mistake and scored a second goal ensuring Liverpool’s victory. Tottenham played strongly, but still these mistakes cost them the game sadly.

Dier’s concentration is also another problem for Tottenham. He is a good center-back but he can be a top one, if he wants to do this he must fix his concentration. He is a great and useful player that has the chance to become one of the best defenders in the league but he still hasn’t taken his chance.

The Fans and Conte

The booking from the Tottenham fans at half-time has become a familiar thing this season. The fans claim that they are booing the teams’ efforts, and some say they are booing the management. Whatever it may be, it is not a good and ensuring thing when your fans boo you, and this goes for any club.

Conte talked about the fans in an interview and gave what some say may be a sort of ultimatum to the fans. He first said that it was good that the fans played an important role in the second half by supporting the team, but he also said that both the fans and he needs to have patience, and that if they have patience then it will all be good. This is where some people saw a sort of ultimatum, some took it in a way that said if the fans support him and the team then he will see the project through, but if they don’t he might leave. We can’t be certain that this is what he meant, but some took it this way.

These were some problems the team is facing this season, they started off strong but sadly fell off a bit. There is still time in the season, so Tottenham has time and room to improve, but for that, both Conte’s and the team’s efforts are needed as the fans’ support.

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