The Tottenham boss admits his squad needs reinforcement ahead of the January window.
Tottenham are still unbeaten in the Premier League since the appointment of Antonio Conte in early November. The Spurs have shown significant signs of improvement in different areas. However, several unbalanced performances have proved they are still far from their best form.
Southampton held Conte’s men to an underwhelming 1-1 draw this week. The Saints were down to ten men for the entire second half, but Tottenham could not clinch the match-winner.
Ahead of his side’s next match against Watford, Conte has spoken about the club’s transfer plans for January.
He said (via Mirror): “After only two weeks, I said we need to improve the quality of the squad and for sure we need to improve the quality of this squad. I was sure after seven days, ten days, two weeks about this.
“Then I made evaluations to understand which players I could count on and which players I can’t. For sure, the squad needs to improve quality but in an important way.”
He added: “Before we think about a place in the UEFA or Conference League because in this League the level is very high, the manager said.
“Now we’re in the middle and we have to think to build something important.
For this reason, I ask for patience and time because now the gap is very large and we need to work a lot, and also to try to build. And also improve the quality of the squad.”
Dele Alli, Tanguy Ndombele and Matt Doherty are the players who might leave Tottenham this winter. On the other hand, Juventus’ Weston McKennie is reportedly the club’s number one priority for the winter transfer window.