By Kevin Phillips

28th Nov, 2021 | 11:43am

Phillips reveals Tottenham injury fear after behind-the-scenes footage emerges

Kevin Phillips has claimed “it’s great” to see Tottenham manager Antonio Conte getting involved in training.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Sunderland and England striker is adamant the Spurs squad will “love” the fact Conte, 52, joins in with certain drills.

As captured by club media (24th November), the Spurs manager took part in a rondo session with his players.

Speaking to Sky Sports (November 21st), Lilywhites defender Sergio Reguilon detailed the gruelling nature of Conte’s training sessions.

Phillips fears the intensity of training could lead to injuries for Spurs over the festive period.

“I love it when the manager joins in with the drills,” he told Football Insider.

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“As a player, it is great.

“But, by all accounts the training has been very intense since Conte has come in. It worries me how intense Conte’s sessions have been.

“In my opinion, I think you should change it bit by bit. It can lead to problems if the training is too intense, especially at this stage of the season.

“The games comes thick and fast. The surfaces on the pitches change a bit, they become a bit heavier so there is an increased chance of injury.

“You need to be careful in training. They have to get the balance right.

“In terms on Conte joining in training though, the players will love it. It looks like the atmosphere and team spirit have changed already. Let’s hope that continues.”

In other news, Kieran Maguire has claimed Tottenham are ‘ready to bounce back’ after a ‘huge’ £92.6million reveal.