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Antonio Conte speaks on Tottenham transfer plans after win over Leeds

The Italian has hinted at further arrivals in England’s capital


Tottenham Hotspur head coach Antonio Conte has, on Saturday evening, been drawn on his plans for the January transfer window.

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The Lilywhites, of course, were back in action earlier today.

In the fixture of the Premier League weekend to date, Conte and co. welcomed relegation-battling Leeds United to north London, eyeing one final three-point haul ahead of the World Cup break.

And, when all was said and done, emerge triumphant is precisely what Spurs went on to do, in the most spectacular of fashions.

Forced into a late comeback for the 2nd time in the space of two weeks, the evening’s hosts had a late brace from surprise hero Rodrigo Bentancur to thank for an eventual 4-3 win.

And yet, despite his side’s eventual victory, it was the subject of potential fresh faces coming through the door at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium which was put to Antonio Conte on the back of the full-time whistle on Saturday.

This comes with Spurs, whilst enjoying a largely successful campaign from the viewpoint of results, continuing to disappoint when it comes to actual performance.

In turn, it came as little surprise when Conte refused to rule out reinforcements arriving in north London following the turn of the year, in highlighting the impact made by two of the most recent additions to his ranks:

‘You need patience, you need the transfer market to improve the quality of your squad.

‘Today you have seen the difference to have Kulusevski, Richalison. It’s important for me the coach to work with these players. If you see the improvement of Rodrigo and Hojbjerg, it’s huge.

‘This needs to be matched though with improving the squad if you want to fight for something important.’

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.



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