Sport: Tottenham's crucial transfer window target as Antonio Conte gives foolish warning

Gary Neville makes major Tottenham prediction but Jamie Carragher hands Antonio Conte blow

  Gary Neville makes major Tottenham prediction but Jamie Carragher hands Antonio Conte blow Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher have been giving their verdicts on Tottenham, with the 2022/23 Premier League season starting this weekendThere is still more work that can be done both on and off the pitch but Conte seems to have high hopes for his side, which was seen in his pre-match press conference on Thursday, when asked about his side's chances of winning a domestic cup. "Why not Premier League and the Champions League? (Laughs) My target and the club's target is to improve," he explained.

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Conte has given Spurs a transfer warning © Photo by Tottenham Hotspur FC/Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty Images Conte has given Spurs a transfer warning

Contract news and a crucial target

In a football.london Q&A, our Spurs writer Alasdair Gold was on hand to give back plenty of detail on the transfer window, including this key answer on which contracts would be worked on:

"With two years left on their deals, Harry Kane and Eric Dier will be the priorities. Decisions will have to be made on Davinson Sanchez, Matt Doherty and Lucas Moura, with the latter having an option to take his deal up to 2024.

Antonio Conte provides ambitious verdict on Tottenham aims and gives indication on his future

  Antonio Conte provides ambitious verdict on Tottenham aims and gives indication on his future Antonio Conte has opened up on Tottenham's hopes of finding success and has spoken more about his future in north LondonIt is now time to turn all attention to Saturday, where the Lilywhites welcome Southampton to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, for the first game of the 2022/23 season. Ahead of the game, Conte was questioned on his time at Spurs so far and what is to come.

"Then after that it's a case of looking at the contracts of those with slightly longer left but who have performed well and deserve new deals as the season goes on. If Ryan Sessegnon can continue to remain injury free then he could be in that category as could potentially Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg if he stars this season."

Read the full story, here.

Conte's 'foolish' warning

Antonio Conte has said that Tottenham would have been foolish to not engage in transfer activity like they have this summer.

So far Spurs have made six summer signings and started the season with a standout 4-1 victory over Southampton. Conte didn't use any of those from the start though, and said: "You have seen the first game we played with the same players from last season but for sure we're better than last season.

Emerson Royal leaves Tottenham exit questions as Antonio Conte makes big call

  Emerson Royal leaves Tottenham exit questions as Antonio Conte makes big call Emerson Royal has split opinion since his arrival at Tottenham, but there may be even more questions raised now, after his performance against Southampton . It is very clear to see that Royal's strengths lie in his defensive ability, which would've been one reason to bring him to N17. However with Antonio Conte's arrival, the defender has needed to try and adapt to the wing-back role that is so important in the Italian's system and that is where he has struggled.

"We have a squad with a number of players, more reliable than last season. We improved the quality because you know when you play every three days you need to make rotations."

To read every word of Conte's press conference, click here.

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