If Antonio Conte needs any more proof to persuade Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy that his team requires substantial investment, a DVD of the Carabao Cup semi-final against Chelsea should enough.
Conte’s fiery drive for success makes him a tough boss, which is understandable given his outstanding track record with Juventus, Chelsea, and Inter Milan.
When speaking with Levy and managing director Fabio Paratici, the Italian has been quick to stress out that he did not sugarcoat his remarks regarding the squad he inherited from predecessors Jose Mourinho and Nuno Espirito Santo.
If anyone had any doubts about what Conte’s Spurs require before they can even consider returning to the Premier League elite, the manner in which they were swept aside by Chelsea over two legs should serve as Exhibit A.
Conte, on the other hand, will have to explain why he chose Pierluigi Gollini over the more experienced Hugo Lloris in the second leg on Wednesday, with Tottenham behind 2-0 and no margin for mistake. Gollini was to blame for an ill-advised attempt to meet Mason Mount’s 18th-minute corner, which went in off Antonio Rudiger’s back and into the net.