Antonio Conte wasn’t happy with one player in Tottenham training yesterday

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Tottenham manager Antonio Conte was reportedly not too happy with one player during yesterday’s intense pre-season training session.

The Italian tactician went up to Matt Doherty to have a go at him for not passing the ball quickly enough, as a few other of the club’s players struggled with the intensity of the training session in hot conditions.

This is according to a report from The Athletic, who add that Bryan Gil didn’t quite look at his best as he missed some good chances in training, while new goalkeeper Fraser Forster could regularly be heard bellowing at his defenders.

Still, it seems Doherty came in for criticism in particular, with Conte singling him out with instructions to move the ball quicker.

Matt Doherty of Tottenham

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It will be interesting to see how this affects Tottenham’s start to the season, with Conte likely to be lauded as a genius if results go well, whereas the knives will be out for the former Chelsea and Inter Milan boss if his players look tired and start poorly.

In fairness, Conte’s harsh methods have largely served him well in the past, with the 52-year-old winning the Premier League title and FA Cup during his time at Chelsea, as well as four Serie A titles in spells in charge of Juventus and Inter.

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  1. I have been reading about Conte’s methods having a possible detrimental effect on the players by ex members of Liverpool Maybe Man City (Not sure about that) but that suggests to me they are terrified of how this new look squad is going to look when they come up against us.
    For those of you who have ever employed a fitness coach, it’s their job to push you to your limits so you can be the best version of yourself.
    I commend Antonio and the fitness coaches for it!

  2. Conte’s tactics aren’t for the faint hearted that’s for sure, but he is known for bringing the best out of his players in both fitness and desire to win. I think under his leadership Tottenham could become a major force and I for one am excited by the prospect of a new season.

  3. It is a training session for crying out loud. The manager is suppose to demand from every player how the play is supouse to be executed. For Christ sake how did that become the highlight of the training session.

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