Tottenham boss Antonio Conte revealed that he had good talks with managing director of football Fabio Paratici and chairman Daniel Levy about improvements to be made in the squad. He also maintained that the decisions about recruitment were now in the hands of the club. Tottenham have been much improved under Conte but were comprehensively beaten in the first leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final against Chelsea.
“First of all we have spoken about the situation. It was a good meeting because the owner and (Fabio) Paratici, they started together this season,” Tottenham boss Antonio Conte said. “I came in the middle. For sure, they know the situation better than me. It was a good meeting to tell them my thoughts after the two months I spent in Tottenham. What do I want? I spoke with the club and I have my thoughts about the situation and I think the most important thing is the club must decide the best way to go.”
“I don’t have expectations. I am a coach and I know that we have to solve many problems. For me, the best possible way is to get the most out of my players and work with the squad,” he added. “That is the only way I can improve the situation and the squad. The club knows us very well our situation and has to take the best decision. I don’t know [about other clubs’ transfer plans for January]. I have said to the club my vision and what I have found here. After this, the club has to decide the best way club has to go. I’m a coach and I teach football and try to improve players and the level of this squad.”