15th January, 2022
Tottenham manager, Antonio Conte has expressed frustration that he is not getting the financial backing he wants.
He is said to be keen on deals for the likes of Fiorentina’s Dusan Vlahovic and Wolves’ Adama Traore.
However, the club has not made any significant move to sign them.
Conte was asked during the press conference ahead of their game with Arsenal about his feelings towards the lack of business and was asked to confirm whether he will still be at Spurs at the end of the month.
He failed to commit either way.
“Honestly, I like to live in the present and not to think a lot for the future,” Conte said.
“It’s important to live in the present, to try to improve the situation … because the present is now, the future is later. And later could be too much late for us. We have to be focused on the present. Then we will see.
“I want to work, I want to improve this team and, I repeat, we have to be focused on the present because, for sure, I want to improve, we want to improve.”
Conte was, however, keen to stress that he did not join Spurs because of the promise of financial backing and instead insisted he was simply swayed by the project.
“I did not sign for Tottenham because the chairman or the general director told me something about the transfer market or about the money the club is going to spend, honestly,” he continued.
“I accepted because I felt that Tottenham could be a fantastic situation for me to work, to try to bring my idea of football, to try to create something important for this club.
“For sure they said to me that ‘we want to improve and we would like to work with you’. I said OK, yes, and now we have to try to improve and to bring the team to an important level.