Spurs boss Antonio Conte refuses to make any promises about commitment to Spurs

The good news for Spurs is that they are in a much better position than they last played for Arsenal at the end of September.

The unpleasant news is the man responsible for his high level since that desperate 3-1 defeat, Antonio Conte, is now beginning to talk about the same annoying topic that has gripped so many of these dead managers before. for him.

Tottenham Hotspur and money. We’ve been here before and it didn’t always end well. This time, given the positive impression Conte has made on Tottenham’s playing staff and fans, club president Daniel Levy is hoping for a quick fix.

Antonio Conte has refused to commit to the Spurs project after a difficult start in Spurs life

Conte wants Tottenham owner Daniel Levy to spend the money in January, but not much has been done

Conte wants Tottenham owner Daniel Levy to spend the money in January, but not much has been done

Conte, 52, is a good football manager, but also an experienced politician, and the games have started in recent days.

Frustrated with what may be a lack of serious activity from Levy and director of football Fabio Barracci in the current transfer window, Conte is now surrounded by rumors about his future. He was told to get out.

He could have killed those stories with one sentence as he had spoken yesterday. But instead, Conte left the topic hanging and, as he well knows, the story will now continue.

On the one hand, he confirmed that he was having fun at Tottenham on Friday. “He will stay strong until the end of the season,” he added.

Italy coach Conte has revealed that he will “remain strong until the end of the season” with Tottenham

Likewise, when asked directly if it would still be around until the end of the month, he chose to obfuscate.

“Honestly, I like to live in the present and not think too much about the future,” he said. “Now it is important to live in the present, to improve the situation and get the best results from my players.

“The present now, the future later. Later on it might be too late for us. I signed for the end of the season and then for another year. But I’m enjoying my time and I have a good relationship with the Chairman and General Manager.

Tottenham fans have seen this scene before. Mauricio Pochettino starred in the movie once. Then Jose Mourinho. They know how it works and that would be a concern. The way it works is that Levi – still finding ways in the Covid world to pay for the stadium that Conte loves so much – tends not to be bullied. Not inclined to bend.

Levy is a master of a difficult task as discovered by Jose Mourinho (left) and Mauricio Pochettino (right).

Levy is a master of a difficult task as discovered by Jose Mourinho (left) and Mauricio Pochettino (right).

Meanwhile, Conte is the man to win things and Tottenham have not won anything in 14 years. The potential for improvement under the former Chelsea boss is clear.

But Conte is also aggressive and stubborn, and it would be a huge shame if the strides made by his new team under his leadership were ultimately pierced by what is essentially the core of his character.

Tottenham need new and better players. Conte is right. Likewise, he must have known when he took the job that transferring money would be tight. He must have had those conversations with Levi.

When he was shown this on Friday, he said: ‘At the moment I think I can’t confirm it. Also because the club with me did not spend money. I’ve only been here for two months. I think we have to go do the right things.

Conte wants to see new deals after a careless start to life at White Hart Lane

Conte wants to see new deals after a careless start to life at White Hart Lane

When asked if the message from Levy had changed between November and now, he said: ‘I didn’t sign for Tottenham because the president told me something about the money the club would spend, frankly.

I accepted because I felt Spurs could be a great situation for me to work in, to try to present my idea of ​​football and try to create something important for this club. Surely they told me: “We want to improve”.

I’m not losing my ambition and this should be very clear. I love to fight for something important. So now we have to try to improve and bring the team to an important level. It will be very difficult because the gap is not a small gap.

The unfortunate truth for any Tottenham manager is that it will be many years before the club spends money the way Manchester City, Chelsea and Manchester United do. In fact, that may never happen.

Conte injected some life into a Tottenham team that had dwindled under Nuno Espirito Santo

Conte injected some life into a Tottenham team that had dwindled under Nuno Espirito Santo

Conte has at least given Tottenham some importance once again after Mourinho’s toxic decline and Nuno Espirito Santo’s strange short spell at the start of this season.

If the match continues on Sunday, the hosts will start as minor candidates in front of their fans against an Arsenal side that will miss several players and, despite the heart and determination shown in Thursday’s Carabao Cup draw against Liverpool, they are still enjoying their cool. It is often shown at large events.

Arsenal are progressing under Mikel Arteta, but as Conte pointed out yesterday, the Spaniard is more than two years into his coaching journey at the club.

Tottenham face north London rivals Arsenal on Sunday, who won the derby 3-1 in September

Tottenham face north London rivals Arsenal on Sunday, who won the derby 3-1 in September

Spurs’ performance under Conte suddenly improved. At Arsenal, steps forward have been gently taken but that doesn’t mean Arteta doesn’t know the feeling of impatience.

“If you want to change the team, you want to change the way of playing, the culture, and that has to be done in certain periods,” Arteta said. Every project and every stage has a deadline. If you exceed this deadline, the project dies.

If I say that it doesn’t matter if we do something in a year or in five years, that would kill the belief of anyone who’s been following this project.

Mikel Arteta has been given time and resources to build his Arsenal project from the ground up

Mikel Arteta has been given time and resources to build his Arsenal project from the ground up

You have to be very biased with everyone who makes the decisions. The time frame must be respected before going to places where no one feels comfortable.

It was an obvious and completely unintended way to shed light on what might be an evolving situation in the home of tomorrow’s opponents.

If Conte and Levi align, the director doesn’t say so. In terms of the uncomfortable location, the Spurs manager appears to be happy that people think he’s getting close to one of them already.

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