Antonio Conte Spills Interesting Details on How He Plans on Using Richarlison Next Season

Antonio Conte Spills Interesting Details on How He Plans on Using Richarlison Next Season

Rene Otinga
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:06 PM
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  • Conte revealed he planned on using Richarlison in three different roles next season
  • The North London outfit recently completed the signing of the Brazilian from Everton
  • Richarlison managed to play for 76 minutes in a friendly against the K-League all-stars

Antonio Conte has brilliantly explained the plans he has for new signing Richarlison ahead of the new season.

The Brazilian starred in Tottenham’s first preseason game which the North London side comfortably won 6-3 against K-League All-Stars in South Korea.

Richarlison played for 76 minutes in the game as Conte prepares for the 2022/23 campaign set to commence in a little under three weeks’ time.

One thing fans noted about the game was the fact that Richarlison constantly shifted positions, initially being started as a striker, before being moved to the right wing.

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Richarlison of Tottenham Hotspur in action during the preseason friendly match between Tottenham Hotspur and Team K League at Seoul World Cup Stadium on July 13, 2022. Photo by Han Myung-Gu.
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Late in the game, the former Everton man briefly played as a supporting striker.

After the game, Conte was not afraid to discuss why he used Richarlison in that manner.

In fact, the Spurs boss hinted that the decision was deliberate, and he planned on using the Brazilian in all three roles in the upcoming campaign.

“Today, I have seen a lot of positive things about Richy. 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.” He said as quoted by Express Sport.
"He's a good character and has good qualities. We are working on the tactical aspect with him because he has to go into our idea and also the physical aspect because he has to be fit. He is a player who gives me important options. I'm very happy that we signed him."

Conte’s grueling training sessions

Elsewhere, Sports Brief reported of Antonio Conte’s gruelling training sessions at Tottenham that have left the players completely drained.

Recently, the Italian took his side through a two-hour brutal session in the sweltering heat of Heung-min Son's home country.

Forward Harry Kane was seen throwing up while Son was helped back to his feet at the end of a run as multiple players collapsed due to exhaustion.

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