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Tottenham players fear Antonio Conte might resign after January window

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The Italian manager has repeatedly asked for squad recruitments in the current transfer window.

Tottenham appointed Antonio Conte after they parted ways with former manager Nuno Espirito Santo earlier this season. Despite Spurs’ improved performances, Conte has repeatedly spoken about his team’s need for winter recruitment. 

With 18 days remaining until the end of the current window, Tottenham are yet to make a new signing. The north London side also continue to struggle with consistency, with a Carabao Cup elimination being their latest disappointment. 

According to football.london, Conte has been open with club chairman Daniel Levy in his assessments of the squad. Tottenham players are reportedly worried the Italian gaffer might resign if he does not receive the support he needs.

In an interview in late December, Conte shared his views on Tottenham’s current personnel situation.

 “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.”

Tottenham will face Arsenal in the north London derby on Sunday before meeting Leicester City three days later.

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