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Antonio Conte shoots transfer warning after Tottenham’s Europa League loss to NS Mura

The minnows, who are fifth in the Slovenian top flight and had never collected a point in European competition, claimed the most famous victory in their nine-year history, with Spurs forward Harry Kane calling the result a “unacceptable”.

It was the first loss in Conte’s reign and the Italian has said he is “doing evaluations” on his team ahead of the January window.

“We need players with the right mentality and quality, players who deserve to play for Tottenham and aspire to be competitive, to fight for this shirt, to win something,” said Conte.

“Of course we need it. I do my evaluations and then I will speak with the club but I am ready to continue to work in this way. But it is important that we know that the situation is not simple. It’s not enough to do this [clicks fingers] and change the game.

Conte has so far stressed the need to focus on improving the players he has and again praised their work ethic, but admitted that it was “sometimes not enough” as he gave the clearest indication, but he is not satisfied with the quality of the team he has. inherited from Nuno Espirito Santo.

“Honestly, I have been working with the team for three or four weeks and I want to tell you that I have found great commitment and that there is the will, the desire to improve,” he said. after the defeat of the Europa League.

“But more time has passed now and I’m doing my evaluations directly, not on TV or by other people, but directly, and of course we have to improve a lot to close the gap with the top teams.”

Among them was Ryan Sessegnon, whom the 52-year-old had spoken to before the game, but the winger endured a nightmarish evening as he was sent off for two reckless challenges in the opening 32 minutes.

At this point Mura was already leading thanks to Tomi Horvat’s curling effort and although Kane equalized in the 72nd minute, Amadej Marosa’s strike in the fourth minute of stoppage time deflected Davinson Sanchez to win. for hosts with the last kick of the match.


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