Tottenham will solely signal gamers with ‘particular qualities’

Tottenham head coach Antonio Conte says he’ll solely signal gamers with “specific qualities” as he outlines the rationale behind his summer time switch exercise.

Spurs kicked off their Premier League marketing campaign with a convincing 4-1 win over Southampton. James Ward-Prowse made an early begin for Saints, however Tottenham responded with targets from Ryan Sessegnon, Eric Dier, Dejan Kulusevski and an personal purpose from Mohammed Salisu.

However, none of Conte’s summer time signings began the sport, with the Italian selecting the identical beginning 10 of the 11 gamers who secured Champions League soccer with a 5-0 win over Norwich on the ultimate day of final season – Cristian Romero returning rather than Davinson Sanchez.

The Spurs boss says he’s blissful with the signings at Spurs, highlighting the addition of gamers with particular qualities.

“Our first goal was to improve the squad and the numerical aspect and the quality aspect,” Conte stated. “I think we are working with common sense to sign players with specific characteristics for our system, for our goal and the club to work well.

“To play for competition and if we want to try to be competitive and stronger than last season, we need to have a squad.

“The hallmark is playing intense football, and to play this kind of modern football the players have to have quality.

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“It’s regular that he has high quality however at the identical time he must be sturdy bodily, an excellent motor, stamina as a result of this league may be very, very tough.

“It is totally totally different to different leagues and we want gamers with this high quality to have high quality however to be sturdy bodily and to run, to run quite a bit.

“Bringing intensity during a game because I like to press but you have to have a strong player to do high pressing and this type of football.”

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