16/12/2021; 11:58 AM By : Steven D. Thompson
It has become clear that the rot in Tottenham will take some time to clear. Before his dismissal, Mourinho had been vocal about the quality in the side. The media criticized the Portuguese manager for his declarations.
The largely biased media have hounded him to Roma, where he is doing a decent job revitalizing the club.
In a recent interview, Antonio Conte spoke of the rot in the squad and is eyeing several incomings to help him achieve his objectives for the club.
It has been a season for the North London side, who have opened the door for Dele Alli to leave in January. Tanguy Ndombele is another player who has not pulled his weight, while Harry Kane still hasn’t gotten his head screwed on properly. Since Harry Kane failed to get his desired Manchester City move, he has been a shadow of himself, managing just a Premier League goal this season.
Antonio Conte hasntified areas that need shoring up and is trying to convince Italy international Lorenzo Insigne to join him in North London in January.
The loss to NS Mura in the Europa League showed the enormity of the problem at Tottenham Hotspur. The loss was muted, mainly because it was not Jose Mourinho at the helm, but it underlines the scope of work that Antonio Conte has to do.
The Italian gaffer is not kidding himself that it would be a walk in the park. Conte knows it is an uphill task with the current squad. Conte is eyeing reinforcements for his team to help him achieve his goals. Lorenzo Insigne gas popped up on his radar as a target, with the Napoli star coming to the end of his contract.
Insigne is captain of a Napoli side chasing a first Scudetto in many years. The 30-year-old has also led the Naples side to the Europa League playoffs, where they will square off with FC Barcelona.
The Naples edition of Repubblica newspaper reports that Tottenham has made Insigne a target for the January transfer window. While the odds favour Tottenham to land the Italian, it won’t be a walk in the park as Insigne, set to be a free agent, is also wanted at Inter and Lazio.
Conte worked with Insigne when he was manager of the Azzurri between 2014 and 2016. The North London manager understands the player and believes he will bring the quality needed at Spurs to challenge for titles.
The last trophy Tottenham won was in 2008 when they lifted the EFL Cup. Conte has to change that, and it is why Daniel Levy has to give him the necessary tools to succeed.