Insider loves what he's heard from Tottenham stars amid '£15m' Conte reveal
Tottenham are already seeing the benefits of employing Antonio Conte as stories begin to emerge about his training sessions.
That is according to Spurs insider John Wenham, who regularly breaks news about the club on his Lilywhite Rose social media channels.
On November 10, The Athletic reported quotes from an unnamed Tottenham player, saying he was feeling “dead” after training with Conte.
The report claims the new Spurs boss is running his players hard in a bid to build up their fitness over the international break.
Wenham was delighted to hear several stars speak out about Conte’s training and insists fans will see the benefit immediately.
“We are seeing the benefits of employing a top coach,” Wenham told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.
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“You just need to look at the salary both men are and were earning. Nuno was earning around £3million per year whereas Conte is on closer to £15million.
“It’s not a huge surprise to hear this kind of stuff. I’ve heard Hojbjerg and Reguilon say they love working with Conte in various interviews.
“It sounds like they believe in him and want to thrive with him. Under Poch we saw this, the training sessions would kill them.
“But that paid off on the pitch as we didn’t tire and we scored a lot of late goals.
“The flip side of that was when Poch was on the way out there were players complaining about being tired.
“You have to find that balance. But all of what we are hearing about this fitness training is brilliant.
“I think our stats will improve when it comes to running and stamina.”