Antonio Conte has ‘BANNED tomato sauce and mayonnaise from Tottenham’s canteen and has told some of his players they are overweight’ as the Italian makes radical changes in his first week in charge
- Antonio Conte has not hesitated to make changes in his first week at Spurs
- The Italian has reportedly banned ketchup and mayonnaise from the canteen.
- He brutally told some of his players that they were overweight and that they should cut back
- Conte has also led grueling training sessions and lengthy video analysis meetings.
- Tottenham are next in action at home against Leeds after the international break
Antonio Conte has not hesitated to make sweeping changes in his first week as Tottenham manager, including banning ketchup and mayonnaise and telling his players they are overweight.
The Italian was confirmed as a replacement for Nuno Espirito Santo last week after the former Wolves boss was fired after a dismal start to the season.
Conte oversaw a Europa Conference League win over Vitesse Arnhem in his first game in charge before securing his first Premier League point with Spurs in a 0-0 draw at Everton.
Antonio Conte wasted no time making big changes at Tottenham in his first week
And the former Chelsea and Inter Milan manager has wasted no time stamping his authority on the club. He even arrived more than an hour later for a press conference last week while teaching his methods to his players on the training ground.
According to The AthleticThe Spurs stars were ‘dead’ after a training session last Friday despite beating Vitesse the night before, such is the priority Conte puts training camp to work.
He also invited his stars to a 75-minute video analysis session of the victory over the Dutch team, even though the meeting was initially scheduled for 20 minutes.
Conte also did not hold back on the physical condition of his players after the European victory. He told them that some of them were overweight and insisted that their mentality had to change.
Conte has banned ketchup and mayonnaise and told some of his players that they are overweight
Some players were ‘dead’ after a training session last week, while analysis has become crucial
Nutrition has been an area that Conte has focused heavily on during the first week of his tenure in North London. He has even made sure his team has lunch together at noon.
He’s removed ‘heavy food and sandwiches’ from the menu at the boot camp canteen and got rid of the ketchup and mayo as well.
The amount of fruit juice given to players and the amount of oil and butter used for cooking have also been reduced. He also urged his stars to eat more fruit.
Conte and his staff have also left a positive first impression on Tottenham staff based on the club’s training ground, some motivated by the tireless work the Italian puts into work.
Grueling workouts have become the norm as the Italian seeks to embody his philosophy in his new team.
Conte presented his plan for the early stages of his term last week, insisting that he needs “to change a lot.”
“I think this club has had a great vision off the pitch and now they have to start having a great vision on the pitch, in football,” Conte said. ‘I think this is important if we are to win.
“The club has chosen me and I am honored but, at the same time, I know that I need time to work and change something on the field. Off the field, it’s fantastic, it’s great. Maybe too much. I must be honest. We need to change a lot of things. ‘
‘We need to work to improve many aspects. For each player, not just one, two or three.
“All players need to work to improve their physical condition to get into my idea of football. They need to increase their ability to suffer.
“It is always traumatic when a club changes managers in the middle of the season. In the players I have found the desire to work, but two or three days of training is a short time to answer these questions.
Conte oversaw a 0-0 draw in his first Premier League game in charge of Everton
‘I hope the attitude and commitment continue for the rest of the season. We will need it if we want to change the negative into the positive. ‘
Members of Conte’s team who are not on international duties this week will undergo grueling double sessions on the training ground as he seeks to embody his philosophy.
He now has more than a week until his next game, against Leeds in the Premier League on November 21.