Antonio Conte will have to turn Tottenham’s squad into players who are ‘used to winning’ if he is to enjoy any success at the club.
That’s according to Italian coach Rodolfo Vanoli, who has likened the situation at the club to a similar one from his own career.
Conte arrived at Spurs to replace Nuno Espirito Santo earlier this month amid plenty of hype, with Tottenham fans hoping he can transform them as he has other clubs during his career.
The Italian coach has openly admitted this job will be among his hardest yet, though, with Spurs having fallen by the wayside in recent years.
He was given a taste of that this week when his side were beaten 2-1 by Slovenian champions Mura in the Europa Conference League.
That result highlighted the extent of the work he will have to do to get Tottenham competing where they think they should be, and Vanoli has highlighted one message he’ll need to get across to the club to do that.
“Looking at yesterday’s game, I reflect on what happened to me when I coached Olimpija Ljubljana,” he told Tuttomercatoweb.
“I lost the derby on 95 minutes against Maribor at home, and I made an analysis in the locker room asking how many players had won a championship, only three.
“That makes the difference; there are players who are used to winning and players who are mediocre. This is what Antonio will have to pass on to that club.”