Jamie Redknapp believes that Tottenham is a real force under Antonio Conte as they face to take on Chelsea in the Premier League this weekend. The North London side has had problems in the past against Chelsea but the situation feels different with the Italian at the helm. Conte has instilled the desire and drive to win back into the team.
“Tottenham have had some terrible results at Chelsea and the history of the fixture has not always been kind to Tottenham, but it does feel that this is a different Tottenham Hotspur right now,” Jamie Redknapp said about Antonio Conte. “The manager Antonio Conte has done a great job, he’s instilled that will to win, drive, desire, and the players are running through brick walls for him. That hasn’t always been the case with previous managers and they look incredibly strong. The players they’ve signed, they’re not typical signings for Tottenham because they’re ready to win right now and normally Tottenham buys for the future. But they’ve been very clever and confident in what they’ve done. I like how they’ve done it.”
“This is their first full pre-season with Conte and I’ve spoken with a couple of the players and it’s been a bit of an eye-opener, but they feel stronger than ever. I wouldn’t like to say they could go for the title just yet, but they’ll certainly go close and I’d be amazed if they don’t get a trophy,” he added. “This feels like everything is ready for Conte to get that trophy the fans have been longing for so long. They are in the best shape they’ve been in for an awfully long time. That’s a credit to Conte and also to chairman Daniel Levy for giving him what he wants.”