Tottenham insider makes 'insane' claim after Hotspur Way nutrition twist
The row among supporters over Antonio Conte’s move to ban certain items from the menu at the Tottenham training ground is “insane”.
That is according to Spurs insider John Wenham, who regularly breaks news about the club on his Lilywhite Rose social media channels.
As reported by The Athletic (10th November), ketchup and mayonnaise have been removed from the menu at Hotspur Way.
The Italian manager is said to believe some of his players are overweight and has clamped down on what his players can eat on matchdays.
Conte took a similar approach when he arrived at Chelsea in 2016 and banned players from consuming pizza, fizzy drinks, ketchup and brown sauce.
Wenham doesn’t understand why some fans have criticised the move on social media considering the advancements in sports science over the last 15 years.
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“I find it quite insane that this is being brought up again, really,” Wenham told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.
“Think about how much sports science and nutrition has improved over the last 15 years or so.
“The knowledge has grown vastly, I’m quite surprised ketchup and mayonnaise were there to begin with.
“Your average person probably doesn’t have much of either these days.
“I don’t know why this even needs to be discussed. Apparently, the players were eating things like processed sandwiches after games.
“The club has so many nutritionists on the payroll so I’m not sure how true that is, to be honest with you.
“You see players eating and drinking supplements after games. The criticism I have seen is just bizarre.”
Conte is unbeaten in his first two games in charge of Tottenham.
A Europa Conference League win was followed by a stalemate at Everton last Sunday.