Antonio Conte: “I am starting to understand the situation. It is not simple.”
MURSKA SOBOTA, SLOVENIA - NOVEMBER 25: Antonio Conte, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur reacts during the press conference after the UEFA Europa Conference League group G match between NS Mura and Tottenham Hotspur at Stadion Ljudski Vrt on November 25, 2021 in Maribor, Slovenia. (Photo by Tottenham Hotspur FC/Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty Images)

Antonio Conte's just got his first taste of what's it like to be part of Tottenham Hotspur in the Club's most recent UEFA Europa Conference League loss against the Slovenian side, RS Mura. 

Not only were Mura the worst ranked team in the European competition, but they are also fifth in the Slovenian League and were on a four-game losing streak. 

The Italian manager was there to witness one of the worst results in Tottenham Hotspur's history and was sure to address the problems during the postgame press conference. 

Conte speaks

“After three weeks I am starting to understand the situation. It is not simple. At this moment the level at Tottenham is not so high,” Conte said about the dramatic 1-2 loss at Slovenia. 

“I am happy to stay here but we have to work a lot to improve the quality of the squad. We are Tottenham but there is an important gap with the top teams but I am not scared.

"I am not a magician and after three weeks I have found players that want to work and have great commitment but sometimes it is not enough."

Changes are expected to come during the January transfer window. Antonio Conte was promised to have full control over signings when he first signed the Spurs contract, therefore it shouldn't surprise us to see some players arrive to North London and others to go. 

Tottenham will face Rennes in the final European match day of the year for a chance to qualify to the round of 32. Spurs are currently tied with Vitesse with seven points for second in Group G. 

"We have to work, to have patience and I’m saying this especially for our fans. I want to say thanks to the fans because they didn’t deserve this type of performance," Conte concluded.