Tottenham players are said to be “afraid” that the frustrated manager Antonio Conte could leave the club next month if he does not receive support during the remaining 18 days of the transfer window in January.
Conte has not hesitated to talk about the room for improvement within the squad since taking over from Nuno Espirito Santo in November, albeit not just in the transfer window.
“I do not see the solution to our problems in the transfer window; The solution to our problems now is to work and improve all aspects of our squad “, he reflected earlier this month.
But his general body language seems to have changed in recent weeks. Conte, a league winner for the past 10 years, looks frustrated at the lack of progress at Spurs – which was highlighted during two weak appearances against Chelsea in the Carabao Cup semi-finals.
Spurs’ latest set of signings, including Bryan Gil and Emerson Royal, have been subdued. Spurs are also still struggling with disappointing acquisitions from previous managerial regimes such as Tanguy Ndombele and Giovani Lo Celso.
football.london suggests that Conte has been very open with chairman Daniel Levy in his assessments of the squad and the club. It is even said that some of the players are worried that the boss may quit in February if he does not receive support from above with new signings.
But the same report notes that the club does not share these fears after a “very honest and positive” meeting at the beginning of the week. More important is probably this summer’s transfer window and if Conte then feels that Spurs is heading in the right direction.
In addition to being knocked out of the Carabao Cup and seeing the chance of a trophy go up in smoke, Spurs have started the new year by scraping a narrow Premier League victory over Watford and by beating League One’s Morecambe in the FA Cup.
This weekend, they host Arsenal in the North London derby, after being properly defeated 3-1 in September during Nuno’s short and unsuccessful reign.
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