«Whoever wins writes, whoever gets second gets a good championship but doesn’t make historyAnd alone the ad Antonio Conte Asked to summarize his philosophy, the one that fuels his passion for football and competition on a daily basis, it is very likely that he will be the coach of the team Tottenham He will repeat the same words that were said a few years ago. It is his thought statement, the result of an outwardly simple idea, but in reality it is more complex than it appears. For Conte, in fact, victory has the typical manifestation of an obsession, a steady nail capable of throwing off his sleep and burning his nervous energy at the speed of burning wood. “I have gained a lot in my career but also lost a lot. When you lose, an evil remains within you that leads you to not want to take that moment back, you don’t want to have other scars like thatconfessed some time ago. Therefore, victory for him is like liberation from the fear of living his greatest nightmare, the demon he cannot drive out: defeat. The philosophy that has become his globally recognized brand that has found eloquent comfort numbers even in his first 11 months at the helm of Spurs.
With Conte, the Spurs transformed from a ramshackle ship at the mercy of the waves and part of the crew ready to escape, into a powerful and compact group with very clear ideas. After 7 matches in the Premier League, Tottenham are second in the standings along with the English Premier League champions Manchester. There are 17 points won ken And his teammates: equaled the record set in the 2016-2017 season, when they finished second behind them Chelsea Led by Conte himself. Comparison with the numbers of the first part of last season when he was at the helm of the Londoners Nuno Espirito Santo, confirms the remarkable work done: after the first 7 matches in the Premier League, Tottenham have 12 points, as a result of 4 wins and 3 defeats, but above all they have scored only 6 goals, and conceded 10 goals. This season, however, Tottenham , remains undefeated in the Premier League (the only defeat came in Europe, one that is more accidental than joyful for Conte), and is the second-best attacker in the league (18 goals), behind the formidable City. ; But also the third best defense, since only 6 goals were conceded. In short, with the arrival of the Italian coach, Spurs changed their strength and traveled at an impressive team pace.
But, to make you smile more Fabio Paratici And at the top of the club, is the work done on the individuals: Conte has strengthened on the one hand new signings, and on the other hand revived players who now looked outside the project. Juventus’ previous performance, Kulusevsky e Bentancur It is a symbolic example of that. With Conte’s sponsorship, the two seem to have found the way to the devotion they lost in black and white. But, even heroes like Kane and Son They took advantage of it, and returned forcefully to the center of the project. Will it be enough to win this season? According to Conte, no: “To be able to compete in the Premier League, you need at least three more transfer sessions“, He confessed.
The future: speeches postponed for renewal
But what he has not determined is whether he will remain at the helm of Spurs. His contract with London expires at the end of June and he, for the time being, continues to postpone any talk of renewal. So it takes time. But he, above all, seems interested in everything that happens in Europe, by taking a closer look at Italian things. In football, as you know, change is an essential factor: people, situations, and ideas themselves, even those that seem unchangeable, are constantly changing, opening unimaginable rays at times. In his mind, at the moment, there was only one thought: to go back to feeling the sweet sense of being able to win. But in Tottenham Daniel Levy And his crew won’t wait for him forever: January is the deadline set by the club.