Antonio Conte has warned Tottenham followers they face a “lengthy path” forward earlier than they’ll begin dreaming about successful trophies once more.
Extremely, Tottenham haven’t received any silverware since they lifted the League Cup in 2008 and the FA Cup now represents their final likelihood of glory this season.
Conte insists he’s not comfortable simply pushing for a spot within the high 4, he desires success however says that Tottenham followers should be affected person.
“I do know very properly that our followers will be dissatisfied for a lot of causes. However I can inform them that we’re working very exhausting to attempt to construct future,” Spurs boss Conte stated forward of their FA Cup fourth-round tie with Brighton.
“We all know what’s the actuality, I perceive the frustration of our followers as a result of for a few years we didn’t win. It’s essential that we all know we’ve an extended path in entrance of us.
“I specific this to the followers and I don’t wish to ask this, however I ask for his or her persistence, we want persistence and for positive we’re began to go and we wish construct one thing vital.
“My first goal, I repeat, is to attempt to create a basis for this workforce and for this membership. The outcomes are later. In the event you don’t have basis, in case you don’t create construction, then we talk about nothing. You possibly can solely hope.
“In the event you ask me in regards to the race for the Champions League, my ambition is to win the Premier League. To not go to the Champions League.
“My ambition is to be aggressive, to battle to win. At this second I do know very properly that the state of affairs is completely different.
“I’m able to battle towards all the pieces and to convey Tottenham in one of the best place. To convey Tottenham the place Tottenham deserves. It’s vital to create and that there’s the appropriate ambiance.
“Nevertheless it’s vital for us now to maneuver on and provides all the pieces within the second a part of the season to get the absolute best lead to each competitors we’re going to play. Now, we’re going to play within the FA Cup.”
Conte was extra upset about Tottenham’s previous mistakes in the transfer market than any misgivings a few lack of offers in January to bolster his squad.
They did usher in Dejan Kulusevski and Rodrigo Bentancur from Juventus on switch deadline day however neither might be match to begin towards Brighton.
Conte added: “I feel that we made two good signings with Bentancur and Kulusevski, I feel two good signings for us and so they might help us for the second a part of the season. In regards to the switch market, I feel the membership tried to do their finest.”