Chelsea boss has a pop at Spurs

Antonio Conte has questioned Tottenham’s ambitions as the North London club hold back on signing new players ahead of next season.

Spurs chairman Daniel Levy has questioned the sustainability of the big money transfers being made by the top clubs, but Conte was quick to explain the importance.

“If Spurs don’t win the title, it’s not a tragedy,” he said.

“If they don’t arrive in the Champions League, it’s not a tragedy. If they go out in the first round of the Champions League, it’s not a tragedy. If they go out after the first game that they play in the Europa League, it’s not a tragedy.

“Maybe for Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester City, Manchester United and – I don’t know – Liverpool, it is a tragedy. You must understand the status of the team.

“Every team has to understand what their ambitions are. If their ambitions are to fight for the title or win the Champions League, you must buy expensive players. Otherwise you continue to stay in your level. It’s simple.”

“My question is this: What are Tottenham’s expectations?”

Spurs may have struggled in the Champions League last season, but gave Chelsea a good run for their money in the Premier League. It’s true that a few new players would strengthen the squad, but there’s also a lot of truth in the expression ‘don’t fix what’s not broken’, and there is still plenty of the summer transfer window remaining anyway.