We worked better with the philosophy that Antonio Conte wants, reveals Davinson Sanchez
Tottenham’s Davinson Sanchez has opened up on Antonio Conte’s methods and revealed that although the Italian has demanded a lot, they are working to get where he wants them to be. Sanchez also added that Spurs need to focus and move on from their defeats to Chelsea, in order to beat them.
Antonio Conte’s arrival at Tottenham has been met with much excitement and slight trepidation despite the Italian’s ability to win trophies and accolades wherever he has gone. But the state of Tottenham after the departures of the two Jose Mourinho and Nuno Espirito Santo had left the club in a state of flux, with many wondering if Conte could get them out of the running. But nine league games into his tenure, and the north London side are unbeaten in the Premier League.
They have slowly moved up the league table and are now within breathing distance of the top four spots. Not only that, Spurs have become a much fitter and more intense team which Conte has always demanded and Davinson Sanchez has also admitted the same. The defender revealed that the Italian boss had been very demanding of the team but believed they were getting close to what he wanted from them.
“He is very demanding. From training to meetings, to eating and sleeping. It’s linked to performance work and then it allows us to be able to help the team to put in more effort on the pitch. performances come easier and you feel healthy in the way you play and train as well,” Sanchez told Sky Sports.
“I’m not saying we haven’t done it before, but he came with his character and got stricter with the rules. His name speaks for itself. He’s a hard worker and he loves being on the job. field seeing people get the most out of every training session and then on the field we try to produce what we do on the training ground.
“As a team we have worked better and with the philosophy of the new manager. We have worked in a way that we feel more comfortable on the pitch and in the end it happens more naturally, so we are happy with that. “, he added.
The face of North Londoners chelsea then and their objective will be to avoid another defeat, having already lost three times against the Blues this season. Two of them came under Conte’s tenure, in the Carabao Cup semi-finals, but Sanchez believes Spurs are now a better team and in a better position than they were in the semi-finals . He also added that they need to be strong and forget about previous defeats to move forward and win.
“I think we’re better now and we’re in a better position than the [Carabao Cup] semi final. In the first leg they dominated the game, but we conceded goals with which we could probably have done much better. Then, when the team is as open as it was in the second leg, anything can happen so this match is going to be different.
“Of course after the semi-final it was quite difficult because we felt the impact of coming out of the competition. You are in the game to play in the final and play for something. But the team forgot this moment, has moved forward and We are strong and have a good mentality, we have been improving since the semi-final and showing as a team that we are here to fight for things”, he revealed again.