Antonio Conte admitted that his first recreation as Tottenham supervisor was ‘loopy’ as he watched his aspect win 3-2 in opposition to Vitesse Arnhem within the Europa Convention League, however the nature of it was an essential step to rebuild confidence among the many gamers.
Spurs raced right into a 3-0 lead inside the primary half hour in opposition to the Dutch aspect, however slack defending noticed them concede twice earlier than half-time and battle simply to carry onto their lead. Nonetheless, they did maintain on and Conte hopes that resilience will create some extra perception.
“It was loopy recreation and normally I don’t like a majority of these video games. It signifies that something can occur. On the identical time, I feel that we should always win…and we gained,” he instructed BT Sport after the ultimate whistle.
“We had been successful 3-0 after which we conceded two objectives that we are able to keep away from. Then, after the pink card, we had been in bother. However I feel to win, struggling, is sweet for this group and these gamers. They wanted to enhance their confidence. I feel they wanted to need to work so much.
“I’m blissful as a result of I’ve discovered a gaggle of gamers that has proven me nice urge for food. Tonight, they needed to win and because of this, we gained. However, for certain, we’ve got to enhance. I additionally assume that this can be a constructive as a result of in there’s loads of area for enchancment on this group for each single participant.”
Conte solely formally took cost on Thursday morning as a result of he and his teaching employees had been ready for visas to be signed off on to permit them to start out work. He carried out a brand new tactical system, his tried and examined 3-4-3, however has urged endurance as a result of the gamers want time to adapt.
“The issue is that we have to discover the time to work as a result of in two days we’ve got to play after which there’s a world break,” the Italian defined.
Spurs face Everton at Goodison Park on Sunday, earlier than a lot of the squad then depart to hyperlink up with their nationwide groups for every week and a half after that.
“We have now ready for the [Vitesse] recreation now, however we’ve got solely at some point [to prepare for the next one]. I feel it is going to be unattainable to work tomorrow with the participant who performed tonight. They used loads of vitality and tomorrow they need to relaxation,” Conte mentioned.
“We’ll work with the gamers that didn’t play, however we have to have a little bit of endurance as a result of we have to work and there are various, many features, tactically and bodily. Additionally, the gamers have to know what I need.
“I’m not afraid of the work as a result of I do know, in my life, that solely by means of the work you possibly can attain essential targets.”