‘The level at Tottenham is not that high’

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Antonio Conte says he is not a “magician” and he now understands the size of the job on his hands at Tottenham after suffering one of the most embarrassing nights in their history.

Conte watched when his 10-man team was beaten 2-1 by Slovenian minnows NS Mura – the lowest ranked team in the Europa Conference League, having lost all four previous matches.

Spurs went down to Amadej Marosa’s break goal after Harry Kane had previously canceled Tomi Horvat’s shock opening.

Conte, who was appointed to replace Nuno Espirito Santo three weeks ago, has been tasked with taking Tottenham back to the top table of English football.

“After three weeks, I start to understand the situation. It is not easy, ”he said. “At the moment, the level at Tottenham is not that high.

“There is an important gap for the top teams in England. We should not be afraid of that. I am here to work, here to improve the situation.

“I know that in this moment we need patience, time, and I’m here because I know there are problems to be solved.

“After three and a half weeks, I’m happy to stay here, but at the same time I have to be honest and tell you that we have to work hard to improve the quality of the squad. We are Tottenham and Tottenham at the moment, there is a important hole.

“If anyone thinks a new coach is coming and Conte won earlier and then I am a magician. But the only magic I can do is work. To bring work and work to improve, to bring my methods, my ideas about football. But we must understand that we need time.

“I would like to be honest that we have to work hard to improve the situation. We need time and patience. I do not know what will happen in the future, but I am here because I am happy to stay here to work for Tottenham. “

Ryan Sessegnon’s red card in the first half did not help the matter, but Conte still played Harry Kane for 90 minutes, bringing Son Heung-min and Lucas Moura off the bench.

Conte has indicated that his team has limitations that could prevent him from achieving his goals at the club.

He said: “We really want to work, but you can work, work, work, work. But you can push a car at the maximum level, and sometimes it’s not enough to be competitive.

“This road could be a meter or 100 meters, I’m not afraid, I’m ready to go and drive this path. But at the same time I want to be very honest, we have to work hard and improve on many, many aspects.

“We have to get better at many, many things. It is important in football to have a vision. Where are you now? And what do you want in the future? I’m here to help the club in this aspect.

“The club is excellent outside, to create a stadium, but now we start from the back.

“It’s important to know this because I’m not a magician and after three weeks I’ve found players who want to work and have a big commitment, but sometimes that’s not enough.”


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