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fishhhandaricecake

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When I hear some people say: "People are never satisfied!", they are talking about posts like this.

Conte is here to win something this year. He has identified specific needs in the squad (which, admittedly, are different than the needs identified by the collective here).

We have systematically filled those needs, with player who fit that criteria.

Back-up Keeper - Done. HG? Double Done.

Left WingBack - Done

Backup Striker (who can play other positions) - Done

Left CenterBack - Done

All-round CM - Done

Young prospect did you day? - Done. Spence.

One more attacking Player - Working on it

One more CB - Working on it


We don't have room for the youth prospects we picked up last year, let alone room for more. Bryan and Sarr can still have an impact at Spurs - but there is no room on the roster for them to get many minutes this season. I'd like to see Sarr stay for the fall, get acclimated to England, and train with the first team, then go out on a good loan in January. Bryan, probably should head out this fall, depending on if we get another attacking player.
great post so true.
 

fishhhandaricecake

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There has been a lot of talk of us revamping our recruitment and scouting departments. Yet all of the players we’ve signed are ones most fans could have chosen (not saying they are bad ones). Thought there may have been a few more highly rated youth options coming in or more unexpected senior players
Sometimes the good old K I S S analogy can go a long way. Our recruitment has been absolutely bang on very astute this summer. I still think we need 2-3 more but certainly am not going to criticise our business this summer.
 

Trix

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I agree with you Trix, but regarding Maddison we have actually had ITK that we where seriously in for him - it should at least indicate that Conte had a plan for him. It's not like his name is just some fantasy us fans have cooked up because we like him.
I never heard anything regarding Madison although others did, so I can't really comment on why we were looking at him or how serious we were.

Conte 100% wants Zaniolo though over anyone else. That much I'm very sure of.
 

crazyguitarman

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I agree with you Trix, but regarding Maddison we have actually had ITK that we where seriously in for him - it should at least indicate that Conte had a plan for him. It's not like his name is just some fantasy us fans have cooked up because we like him.
I don't see how you make the connection that ITK suggesting we were seriously in for him is an indication that Conte must have had a plan for him? We don't know whether the ITK came from the club / scouting side, for example in the process of exploring whether it was even a realistic possibility before they had in fact presented it to Conte.
 

Steffen

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I don't see how you make the connection that ITK suggesting we were seriously in for him is an indication that Conte must have had a plan for him? We don't know whether the ITK came from the club / scouting side, for example in the process of exploring whether it was even a realistic possibility before they had in fact presented it to Conte.

No offence meant to any ITK, but I doubt we here on SC hears things before Conte. And we’ve been told several times that we won’t bring in someone he doesn’t want.
 

crazyguitarman

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No offence meant to any ITK, but I doubt we here on SC hears things before Conte. And we’ve been told several times that we won’t bring in someone he doesn’t want.
That's speculation on your part- we don't know where the ITKs get their info or at what stage in the process. My speculation would be that the scouting team have hundreds of potential targets, and they don't approach Conte for the sign-off on all of them. Just the few that make it to a reasonable stage.
 

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Cinemattis

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I didn't know where to put this link. But this is German Kicker Magazine's preview and analysis of our squad and chances for the new season... you have to translate it on your own. Too long ?

With euphoria and Richarlison in hand: Tottenham Hotspur in check​

The Tottenham Hotspur squad looks stronger and more balanced than it has in a long time. Is that enough for the first title since 2008?

How did the transfer phase go?​

As in almost every summer in recent years, the Spurs have spent around 100 million euros to strengthen the squad. In February, coach Antonio Conte had warned "to be more attentive to the transfer market in the future". The North Londoners now seem to have succeeded in doing this, with every part of the team being filled up in terms of personnel and quality.

A large part of the expenses flowed to Liverpool, the Brazilian striker Richarlison from Everton FC have cost the Spurs around 60 million euros. The 25-year-old has already played 172 Premier League games, scoring 48 times for the Toffees and Watford. Richarlison can therefore be an immediate help, but will initially have to line up in a three-man attack behind Harry Kane, Heung-Min Son and the in-form Swede Dejan Kulusevski.

With Ivan Perisic , Conte also has an old acquaintance at his side again, the Croatian came to London from Inter Milan on a free transfer. In 2020/21, the two celebrated winning the Scudetto, Perisic was an absolute must as a left rail player in Conte's 3-5-2 system. The now 33-year-old will also play this role with Spurs (3-4-3).

Tottenham found reinforcements for the midfield center in Brighton and transferred almost 30 million euros to the English south coast for Yves Bissouma . The Malian, who is strong in tackles and dribbling, also knows the Premier League very well and should take on the more defensive part on the double six under Conte.


The fourth-best defense of the previous season with only 40 goals was also broadened. Djed Spence (21) was hired from Middlesbrough for 15 million euros for the right flank, while Spurs secured the services of Clement Lenglet (27, FC Barcelona) on loan for the center of defence . Since reserve keeper Pierluigi Gollini's loan deal was not extended, Tottenham have also stepped up between the posts and signed an experienced backup for Hugo Lloris in Fraser Forster (34).

Meanwhile, only two players flushed money into their own coffers. For one thing, Steven Bergwijn, who has never really established himself firmly on the island in two years, has been sold to Ajax for just over €30m. Central defender Cameron Carter-Vickers left Celtic for seven million euros.

What is hope and what is worry?​

Eight wins from the last eleven league games, plus a 1-1 draw with Liverpool: Spurs and Conte seemed to have found each other at the end of last season. What came out was - just ahead of archrival Arsenal - fourth place, which at times was hardly considered possible, which brought Conte a hefty bonus and Tottenham their first participation in the Champions League since 2019/20.

The times in the "unwanted" Europa League, recently only in the Conference League, are over for the time being. After initial difficulties at the beginning of his tenure, Conte has conveyed his philosophy more and more, which will now continue to bear fruit in the upcoming season and should at best end in the first title since 2008 - although not necessarily in the league.

The changed transfer strategy can be a big help, because unlike in previous years, Tottenham acted early and gave Conte the opportunity to integrate the new players over a longer period of time.

Since the squad has now become much broader and some well-known names are under contract, especially on the offensive, there is a lot of communication work waiting for Conte. The increasing burden of participating in the Champions League, in which you can't send a reserve team to the field like last season, will demand a lot from the team structure. The two key questions will be how well Conte moderates the competition and how consistently the Spurs squad, which is sometimes moody, will follow suit throughout the season.

Prognosis​

The mood around White Hart Lane is better than it has been for a long time, the Spurs now have to convert the prevailing euphoria into a successful start to the season, the opening program seems feasible.

It will also be exciting to see how much value Conte will place on the national cup competitions. The longing for a title is great for the reasons mentioned, the now broader squad allows for different, high-quality starting XI line-ups. The focus will still be on the Premier and Champions League. In all likelihood, the Spurs will not be able to keep up with ManCity and Liverpool in the long run, so at least third place could be a realistic goal. In the Champions League, anything but reaching the knockout stages would be a major disappointment.
 

Snarfalicious

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I still think we need one more forward attacking option, and I think it'll become clear over the first half of the season. Perisic is probably going to play a ton at LWB, and when he's not, he'll be rested, not rotate into the LW position (barring a Sonny injury). I think we are short there for a 3 man attack, but that's my opinion. Son, Kane and Kulu are great. Richarlison is a great backup option, but 2 injuries to that front 3, which is probably likely at some point, and we are looking a little toothless, not to mention the lack of depth behind that. Zaniolo/Paqueta probably make the most sense here given their flexibility.
 

JacoZA

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A prediction (and comment) inspired by the talk here and in the Zaniolo thread about the need for Central and/or Attacking Midfielders:
The arrival of Bissouma and the fitness of Skipp (once his foot grows back) will have a profoundly positive effect on both Hojbjerg’s role as a progressive passer and Bentancur’s chance creation/assists.
 

spids

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Playing 3-4-3 we have a fantastic squad and have had a fantastic window. How can anyone be disappointed? We’ve got a genuine world class manager and are giving him the squad of 22 players he wants.

Being able to pick 3 forwards from these 5 - Kane, Son, Kulusevski, Richarlison and Zaniolo - would be incredible. And a massive upgrade on anything we’ve had before.

Similar in CM with 2 from 4 - Højbjerg, Bentancur, Bissouma and Skipp. Genuine strength in depth and ideal for Conte’s 3-4-3.

At WB we have Doherty, Royal and Spence on one flank, and Perisic, Sessegnon and possibly Destiny on the other (the latter not coming until next year). Royal, Doherty and Sessegnon have all shown enormous improvement in 7 months under Conte and will get even better.

And at the back we have the world class Romero, a much improved Dier and Davies, and Lenglet and Sanchez providing ample back up for the wide CB roles. It would be good to have competition for Dier but maybe we’re waiting for the right player.

And we have a lot of prospects in Sarr, Gil, Parrott and Scarlett, with Destiny adding to that list.

The squad is big, powerful and has an average age of 25.

Exciting times!
 
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FibreOpticJesus

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Playing 3-4-3 we have a fantastic squad and have had a fantastic window. How can anyone be disappointed? We’ve got a genuine world class manager and are giving him the squad of 22 players he wants.

Being able to pick 3 forwards from these 5 - Kane, Son, Kulusevski, Richarlison and Zaniolo - would be incredible. And a massive upgrade on anything we’ve had before.

Similar in CM with 2 from 4 - Højbjerg, Bentancur, Bissouma and Skipp. Genuine strength in depth and ideal for Conte’s 3-4-3.

At WB we have Doherty, Royal and Spence on one flank, and Perisic, Sessegnon and possibly Destiny on the other (the latter not coming until next year). Royal, Doherty and Sessegnon have all shown enormous improvement in 7 months under Conte and will get even better.

And at the back we have the world class Romero, a much improved Dier and Davies, and Lenglet and Sanchez providing ample back up for the wide CB roles. It would be good to have competition for Dier but maybe we’re waiting for the right player.

And we have a lot of prospects in Sarr, Gil, Parrott and Scarlett, with Destiny adding to that list.

The squad is big, powerful and has an average age of 25.

Exciting times!
And Devine?
 

rebrab

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Gollini -> Forster
Rodon -> Lenglet
Reg -> Perisic
Winks -> Bentancur
Dele -> Bissouma
Ndombele -> Kulu
Bergwijn -> Richarlison

Lo Celso, Gil OUT
Udogie, Spence IN


Hard to argue with the squad building if we get it all done. Even more so if we get another AM in.
 
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