- Antonio Conte admits Tottenham face a bumpy road ahead, but isn’t intimidated
- They watched as their 10-man side was beaten 2–1 by Slovenian minor NS Muras.
- Harry Kane has found the net only once for Spurs this time in the Premier League
- But Conte insists that Kane is already a champion and wants to help him improve.
Antonio Conte insists he is not afraid of a ‘rough’ road ahead with Tottenham as he vows to make Harry Kane’s dream of becoming champion a reality.
The Italian’s start to managerial life at Spurs has not been entirely smooth and he faces a huge task to get his side back on track.
Conte saw his 10-man team be beaten 2–1 by Slovenian minor NS Mura – the lowest-ranked team in the Europa Conference League, having lost all four of their previous games.
New boss Antonio Conte insists he is not afraid of a ‘rough’ road ahead with Tottenham
Spurs are currently seventh in the Premier League, having lost five out of 12 matches this season.
But Conte claimed he is excited by the challenge as he has proved he can take on ‘rebuilding’ projects after his spells at Juventus, Chelsea and Inter Milan.
Conte said, ‘I’ve never had teams that won a year ago, but are always on the way to rebuilding Sun,
Tottenham fell to a loss against bottom-placed Muras of the Europa Conference League
‘Juve from eighth place, Chelsea from tenth, Inter from fourth place.
‘I know this time I have to be a little patient. In Milan I left a ready job. Here I have to start and enter the current season, which is never easy.
‘We’re starting with ABC, but along the way we plan to accelerate with letters of the alphabet. The road is bumpy but it doesn’t scare me, it excites me.’
Despite a stellar start, one of the highlights of Spurs for Conte’s management has been working with Harry Kane, even as the England captain struggles with goal-scoring form in the Premier League.
This time around, Harry Kane has suffered a dangerous drop in form and has only scored one league goal.
Conte was keen to lure Kane to Stamford Bridge during his reign, but ended up working with the 28-year-old at Tottenham instead.
The striker has only scored one league goal so far in this stint, but Conte claimed the captain is already a champion as he vowed to help him win in a Tottenham shirt.
‘Ken wants to win with this shirt and I aim to help make his dream come true.
“But, in general, the best thing for a coach to do at the end of the season is to say, ‘Thanks coach, I’ve improved with you’.
‘Kane is already a champion but I want to be able to add one, two or three percent more to him.’