Italian manager Antonio Conte has been appointed the new Tottenham Hotspurs manager after the club parted ways with Nuno Espirito Santo after the club had gone on a 4-game losing streak compounded by their poor form including in cup games. Conte is a proven serial winner, having won 5 league titles in his last 7 seasons as a club manager. He is well known for his preference of a 3-back system, and he will definitely use the same at Spurs. Conte’s most preferred formations are the 3-5-2 and the 3-4-3. Let’s take a look at how the Italian can set up at Tottenham
Using the 3-4-3
Based on the kind of personnel at his disposal, the 3-4-3 will most likely be his preferred formation.
His preferred goalkeeper will be Hugo Lloris who is the club’s first choice\
Ben Davies has been among Tottenham’s main men in defense. His ability to play as a Left-back as well as a left-sided center-back ensures he keeps his place at LCB
Christian Romero is slowly adapting to life in England and has been among Tottenham’s consistent performers this season. He is expected to be at the middle of the pack at CB
Eric Dier is flexible and can play at RCB, CB, CDM, and RB. His experience and consistency ensures he keeps his spot at RCB
The midfield four will have two wing-backs and two central midfielders. Sergio Reguillon is a great attacking force and has the pace to move up and down the flank. He will be suited to the LWB role
Pierre Emile Hojberg has a great tackling ability as well as a good passing range. He is good at reading the game defensively and can be used as a deep-lying playmaker. He, therefore, keeps his spot at CM.
Tanguy Ndombele has a great passing range as well as great vision. He has great strength and can make defense breaking passes, he could therefore play alongside Hojberg to give the midfield that attacking dimension
Emerson Royal who has been a consistent name on Nuno;s team sheet takes his place at RWB
Tottenham have had a problem scoring goals and with their top striker Harry Kane having netted only once in 9 games this season, their attack strongly needs reinvigorating.
Son Heung Min is the club’s top scorer in the Premier League this season, and he, therefore, takes the LW position
Harry Kane has had a non-desirable start to the 2021/22 season, and he would really need to step up. However, he is a player you can never write off and arguably the best player at Tottenham.
Lucas Moura was Spurs’ only attacking threat when they faced Man Utd last time out before his surprising withdrawal. He therefore completes our Tottenham 11.
We wait to see how Conte’s start to life will be in London, with his first game will be at home to Vittesse on Thursday in UEFA Conference league