Wed 13 July 2022 | 20:35

Antonio Conte reveals why Tottenham signed Richarlison

Antonio Conte has praised Tottenham's new signing Richarlison after his first appearance for the club.


is in South Korea as part of their pre-season tour in Asia and on Wednesday in their first friendly they defeated a select XI from the K-League 6-3.


who joined Spurs from Everton this summer played 77 minutes in his first appearance.

"Today I have seen a lot of positive things about Richy,"

Conte told reporters.

"In the first half he played as a number nine and in the second half, he played on the right and in behind the striker. He can play in all three positions.

"I think he is strong physically and has a good personality, good character, good quality. For Richy, he is working and we are working on the tactical aspects with him because he has to go into our idea.

"At the same time, we have to work on the physical aspects for him to be fit. But for sure he is a player that gives me important positions up front.

"He's a player that is a good player, strong and very good to protect the ball and attack the space. I'm very happy that we signed him.”

New Spurs players Yves Bissouma and goalkeeper Fraser Forster both missed the preseason opener due to COVID-19. Clement Lenglet who has joined on a loan deal has not traveled and

Ivan Perisic

who joined as a free agent is not fit at the moment.

"For Ben, it was the second training session and he needed to recover and run and do the same training as the players did in the last two days. It was the same for Kulusevski,"

the Italian added.

"We had a problem with COVID, with Bissouma and Fraser because the test was positive. For this reason, they weren't here with us. Yes, [they are isolating].

"Perisic is working very well. He's very close. I think tomorrow he could have a part of the training session with us.

"Honestly we are satisfied because his recovery is going very fast and we are happy about this when we come back to London he will start to have some of the training sessions with us."

source: SportMob

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