There were mistakes made in the past and it’s time to learn from them.
Introduction: Mistakes have been a part of human life since its inception, but that doesn’t mean we should repeat them over and over again. All too often we continuously make the same mistakes despite being aware of their consequences…
Tottenham Hotspur had a “weird” January transfer window, according to Antonio Conte, since they had to repair previous “mistakes” in the market.
Spurs had a frenetic conclusion to the month, with Dele Alli signing a permanent contract with Everton, while Tanguy Ndombele, Bryan Gil, Giovani Lo Celso, and Jack Clarke all leaving on loan.
Tottenham made two new signings, bringing in Rodrigo Bentancur and Dejan Kulusevski from Juventus (the former in a £20 million deal and the latter initially on loan) as they look to finish in the top four in the Premier League and continue their FA Cup run, which begins on Saturday with a fourth-round tie against Brighton.
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“Sure, sending [four] on loan and selling one player in January was weird,” Conte said. “Perhaps something went wrong in the past.” It was weird to send, I repeat, four players on loan and one player for sale in January.
“It suggests that you may need to look back at what you did in the past and realize that you made some errors.” Typically, you purchase individuals to bolster your club. If, on the other hand, you loan out players you acquired in the previous two or three years, it indicates that something went wrong in the past.
“Honestly, reading the list of players in the team before I came at Tottenham and considering the guys you had in the squad, you consider all of the players to be key players.” We paid a lot for Ndombele, and we paid a lot for Lo Celso and Gil as well. Only by being in the circumstance can you fully comprehend which alternative is the best for the club and the players at this time. Certainly, losing four players in January is unusual.
“We discussed the decision with the club and the players, but it implies that something went wrong before.” As a result, we must pay more attention to player selection in the future when we go to the market. If we want to strengthen the team, it becomes critical; otherwise, instead of reinforcing the team, we will lose quality.
Antonio Conte, the manager of Tottenham Hotspur, described the club’s January transfer dealings as “strange.” Tottenham Hotspur FC/Tottenham Hotspur FC/Tottenham Hotspur FC/Tottenham Hotspur FC/Tottenham Hotspur FC/Tottenham Hot
“I believe the team is now more complete because we covered the positions [where] if an injury occurred, I would be in a lot of problems, but I believe it is now more complete.”
Steve Hitchen resigned as Tottenham’s director of technical performance less than 48 hours after the transfer window ended, ending a 17-year affiliation with the club.
More recently, Hitchen was in charge of bringing in Ndombele and Lo Celso, while Fabio Paratici, who was named “managing director, football” last year, was instrumental in bringing in Gil.
“I like to tell the truth and for sure we are talking about a really good player, Gil, because he has good quality and he understands football quickly,” Conte said when asked about Gil, who only joined the club last July in a £21.6 million deal from Sevilla, which also saw Erik Lamela move in the opposite direction.
“This league is, without a doubt, tremendously challenging right now.” This league is unique. If you compare this league to other leagues, you’ll see that you’re playing a different sport.
“As a result, when it comes to signing a new player, you must evaluate a variety of factors, not just one — whether he shoots well or creates assists — because this league is really tough. You may be excellent, and you can be a creative player, but you must also be physically strong, run a lot, and be tough. This league has a complicated influence.”