By Paddy Kenny

12th Nov, 2021 | 9:57am

Pundit can't believe 'shocking' news from Tottenham training ground

It is “shocking” that Antonio Conte feels his players are overweight – but minor changes to the Tottenham canteen menu are not the answer.

So says ex-Premier League goalkeeper Paddy Kenny, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the elite Italian manager’s start to life at Spurs.

This site revealed on 3 November that Conte’s first training session in North London was a high-energy affair emphasising the requirement to improve the players’ physical condition.

The Athletic reported on 10 November that ketchup and mayonnaise are now banned, while fruit juice, oil and butter have been heavily rationed.

Tottenham are currently 9th in the Premier League after results nosedived under previous manager Nuno Espirito Santo.

And Kenny slammed Spurs players for the drop in fitness levels under the last regime.

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He told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams: “You hear about managers coming into a club and complaining about fitness all the time.

“The players aren’t good enough and on top of that, they aren’t working hard enough. They are all working at 25 per cent. I can’t believe it. It’s shocking, really.

“Having said that, I don’t know how much difference getting rid of ketchup and mayo is going to make.

“Although, maybe that’s what held me back in my career come to think of it. I could have been world class without the sauces.

“I’m only joking, but you do wonder how much impact this sort of thing can really have. But either way, it sounds like he’s leaving his mark there.”

In other news, Fabio Paratici told to complete Tottenham signing of pass master in January by ex-manager.