Antonio Conte Lays out Ambitious Tottenham Targets Ahead of New Season

Antonio Conte Lays out Ambitious Tottenham Targets Ahead of New Season

  • Conte joked that winning the Premier League and Champions League would mean a successful season for Tottenham Hotspur
  • The Italian was speaking ahead of his side’s opening Premier League game against Southampton on Saturday, August 6
  • He joined Tottenham in November 2021 and masterminded an incredible turnaround that saw the Lilywhites qualify for the Champions League

Tottenham boss Antonio Conte lightly declared the Premier League and Champions League should be the objectives for his side ahead of the new season.

Conte was responding to questions ahead of their opener on Saturday against Southampton, when he was asked whether winning domestic silverware in 2022/23 would mean Spurs season is successful.

Conte, Premier League, Champions League
Antonio Conte of Tottenham Hotspur looks on during the Pre-Season Friendly match between Tottenham Hotspur and AS Roma at Itztadion Sammy Ofer on July 31, 2022. Photo by Ahmad Mora.
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Asked whether a domestic cup would constitute a successful season, Conte said as per SunSport

“Why not Premier League and the Champions League? (Laughs) My target and the club’s target is to improve. It’s the process we started seven months ago. If you get a place in the Champions League it doesn’t mean you’ve achieved your target.

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Conte took over at the North London club in November 2021 at a time when Spurs were in the bottom half of the table under Nuno Espirito Santo.

In six months, the Italian turned Tottenham’s fortunes around, helping the side to a fourth place finish on the log, at the expense of Arsenal.

“My experience brings me to say we’re going in the right direction. At the same time, I know the club needed another step to be competitive with the top teams in Europe.” Conte added as per Football London.

Spurs’ summer business has also been quite impressive, as they brought in Richarlison from Everton, as well as Yves Bissouma (Brighton), Ivan Perisic (Inter) Clement Lenglet on loan from Barcelona and Fraser Forster (Southampton).

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Elsewhere, Mikel Arteta expressed optimism that Arsenal will have a far better start to the league season compared to 2021/22 where they lost their opening three games.

The Gunners travel to Selhurst Park to face Crystal Palace in their first game of the new season, and Arteta admitted there was a wave of optimism within his team.

After a flawless preseason, Arteta believes his wads are ready to challenge the big guns in the new season

Source: Sports Brief News