The Spurs boss has revealed that he must rebuild his side following their failure to deal with the break-up of their core from what he experienced with Chelsea in the Premier League.
Jan Vertonghen, Toby Alderweireld and Kyle Walker have all departedTottenham
made a move toChelsea
in 2016, like ex-boss Mauricio Pochettino, whereas recruitment has also left a lot to be desired.
Before his side’s clash againstBrentford
on Thursday, Conte revealed that Tottenham are recovering from their failure to prepare for the future at the time.
The club, in the last years, has been slipping,"
he said (via Sky Sports News).
"If I compare Tottenham to when I was in Chelsea, Tottenham was very, very competitive, was a really, really strong team.
"And I think that to lose important players or someone became old and then to have a change of generation, I think Tottenham now is paying a bit of this.
"Now we have to create, to start again. To think that we have to create a solid base and then to build. Because if we don't have a solid base, it's impossible to build something important.
"I think that now is the right moment to create a solid base and then to start to build. To come back to fight for something important as [in] the past. I think it must be our target but this target has to involve all - the club, the players. I think also our fans.
"I understand that sometimes they lose their patience but I repeat I am here to put myself totally for Tottenham and to work 24 hours for this club because this a big challenge for me - maybe the best, big challenge, about the difficulty - about the position that we are starting."
The Spurs boss admitted after their loss to NS Mura that his side’s level was ‘not so high’, but he emphasized that he is enthusiastic about the challenge he has at hand.
Biggest challenge, yes. But as I said in Mura, I'm not scared about this,"
"I have a lot of enthusiasm. When I arrive here, I enjoy the situation. I enjoy to work with the players, I enjoy to speak with the club, I enjoy to create a good base. Now the most important thing is this - to create a good base and then to build something important.
"We need a bit of time but I'm sure we can improve a lot and give satisfaction to our fans. But this is a big challenge for me. This is a big challenge for the club. This is a big challenge for the players. For everybody."
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