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Lukaku was the only player I asked from the club - Conte

Sat 27 November 2021 | 12:00

The Italian coach has always been under a lot of coaching challenges and is used to his current situation at Tottenham.

Tottenham boss Antonio Conte has claimed that Romelu Lukaku was the only player he has asked to sign, and also commented on

Tottenham

not signing a new player.

Conte was named the club's new manager by Tottenham Hotspur about a month ago. During this time, he has gone through ups and downs and has not yet been able to deliver at the club as expected. Some blame this on Tottenham's players and believe that the Italian coach should put pressure on the club to buy players. Conte now claims that the only player he has asked to buy from the club was Romelu Lukaku, who joined

Inter

from

Manchester United

for 75 million euros.

“I have a solid relationship with Fabio [Paratici], we worked together before and we speak the same language. And I don’t mean Italian.

“It makes me laugh when I hear that I make clubs spend a lot. I make them earn and not lose money.

“All the players that I’ve coached have gained value. [Romelu] Lukaku is the only player I ever asked to sign."

“I asked him based on the targets that we had, Inter directors came to my home telling me that they wanted to end Juventus’ hegemony and put Inter on top of the world by using their huge economic means,”

Conte added

.

“I thought Lukaku was crucial. Then he was sold for almost the double, same as Achraf Hakimi.

“I could talk about Barella, Bastoni or Lautaro, who was not a regular starter before I arrived.

“At Juventus, I had the pleasure to work with Barzagli, Bonucci and Chiellini who had never won a thing before I arrived. I earn what I’m worth, what I produce and what I win. The value of a professional is established by his history and the results he gets.”

Conte has a 18-month contract with Tottenham and he suffered his first defeat against Mora on Thursday. Tottenham have scored four points in two games under Conte in the Premier League.

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