It’s been a tough start to the season for Manchester United, and their boss Jose Mourinho is apparently “scared” of not having enough time to improve his squad. The Red Devils have only managed one win so far this term, but they’ve made two signings already in January – with more expected before deadline day on Thursday night.
It’s not enough time to work on the squad, and managers are ‘scared’ of putting in a second string player. What can we do?
LONDON, United Kingdom — Antonio Conte has revealed that he is “scared” that he does not have enough time to work with his Tottenham Hotspur team and has asked for patience as he works to transform them into a lethal force.
In what Conte called as a “crazy game,” Tottenham had one player sent off before two visitors were ejected in the 52-year-debut old’s match in charge, a 3-2 victory against Vitesse in the Europa Conference League on Thursday.
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Conte took over from Nuno Espirito Santo on Tuesday, despite having qualms about accepting a position in the middle of a season due to a lack of preseason time to work with his team. The great bulk of the group will fly to represent their nations during the international break after Sunday’s match against Everton.
Conte remarked after the victory against Vitesse: “We need time, we need time to work.” This is the one thing I’m worried about; I’d want to have more time to work since this team and I need to collaborate, to contribute my tactical ideas, the physical element, and to get to know each other much better than we do now.
“This is the one element of which I am a little terrified [about].” I’m aware that this sort of circumstance exists, and as a result, we’ll need to exercise some patience.
“I have to be patient since we don’t have a lot of time to work on this project. We can improve a lot via labor, and there is a lot of room for progress. This squad is young and talented, but we must work together to succeed.”
Spurs took a three-goal lead within 28 minutes, with Son Heung-Min scoring the first goal of Conte’s tenure, before Lucas Moura and an own goal from Jacob Rasmussen put the home side in possession. Ramsussen’s header at the opposite end sparked a recovery, and when Matus Bero curled in a second six minutes before the break, all the frailty that had lost Espirito Santo his job reappeared.
Spurs defender Cristian Romero was sent off for the second time just after the hour mark, and Vitesse threatened to equalize before disintegrating when defender Danilho Doekhl and goalkeeper Markus Schubert were also sent off in a frantic second half.
“Those who know me well know that I am not a fan of this sort of wild game,” Conte stated. “They’re what I refer to as a ‘wild game.’ I want us to establish a squad where you have to kill the opponent if you get the chance. My players, on the other hand, have showed tremendous dedication and perseverance, which is an important factor since this squad must also win through suffering.”
Conte challenged his players to reach a football level that matches their state-of-the-art £1 billion stadium and training ground, two factors the Italian revealed were key in convincing him to join the club. Tottenham hung on to finish second in Group G, three points behind leaders Rennes, who beat NS Mura 1-0 in France, and Conte challenged his players to reach a football level that matches their state-of-the-art £1 billion stadium and training ground, two factors the Italian revealed were key in convincing him to join
“Without a doubt, this team has a lot of promise.” He remarked, “I was enthralled with the stadium and the training field.” “I’m not sure whether another club has this facilities, and that’s one of the reasons I agreed to come here because I know I’ll be able to work the way I want.”
“The club is a premier club, and I want to return them for their confidence in me. And, without a doubt, we must now concentrate on the field, the football component, since bringing the club’s stadium and training ground up to the same level is really tough because I believe the club’s stadium and training site are, in my opinion, the greatest in the world.”