Sources: This is what Conte made Tottenham players do after Burnley match called off
Antonio Conte ordered his Tottenham stars to undergo training back in London straight after the Burnley postponement, Football Insider can exclusively reveal.
The Premier League clash at Turf Moor was postponed 50 minutes before the 2pm kick-off because of heavy snow.
A Spurs source has told Football Insider that the first-team squad flew straight back to London after the postponement and were then put through their paces by Conte and his staff at the Hotspur Way training ground.
The notoriously demanding Italian was unwilling to give his players the afternoon off.
Speaking to club media on Sunday, Conte revealed his “real disappointment” at the Burnley game’s postponement.
However, the Spurs boss insisted the officials were right to call off the Premier League clash.
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The Tottenham first team have been in training again today as they step up preparations for the visit of Brentford on Thursday.
The intensity of Conte’s training sessions have been well documented since his arrival in north London.
The ex-Chelsea and Inter Milan manager himself joining in the rondo sessions.
Ex-Premier League striker Kevin Phillips told Football Insider (November 28th) that the step up in training could lead to injuries over the festive period.
The Lilywhites were hoping to bounce back from their shock 2-1 loss against FC Mura at Turf Moor on Sunday.
Conte was furious after the Europa Conference League defeat and did not go into the dressing room to speak to his players.