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Conte is not frustrated about Spurs' transfer strategy.

Signing players like Casemiro is not Tottenham‘s transfer policy, says Conte.

Conte is not frustrated about Spurs' transfer strategy.
Conte is not frustrated about Spurs' transfer strategy.

Tottenham head coach says he understands how the fans feel about how the club does its business, but they have to be patient. Antonio Conte has said that he "respects" Tottenham Hotspur's transfer strategy of signing young footballers, instead of more experienced players like Brazil midfield ace Casemiro, who plies his trade at Manchester United. It is hard to tell whether Spurs boss Conte was being sincere or expressing his frustration at not having more experienced players come through the door in north London.

However, speaking in an exclusive interview with Sky Sports News, Conte replied when asked if he was disappointed at Spurs’ transfer policy: "Honestly, I’m not frustrated because when you arrive in a new club to work you have to stay to understand the vision. "When you understand the vision then you have to respect [it] because you’ve signed a contract, then try to help the club improve following this vision.

"I understand the frustration of the fans because the fans want to lift trophies. "I understand everything and everybody but at the same time, in my opinion, from what I have understood here, we need to have patience and we need to have time and try to improve.

"Don’t make mistakes in the transfer market and also have patience for the players that you are going to sign, to wait for them to develop. “You can sign players with experience at 30 years old with great victories behind them – Casemiro for example.

"But this is not the vision of the club and for this reason, we need to continue to work, to have patience. "I understand everybody, but at the same time, this frustration cannot become a problem [but] to become a push for me, for the players, for the club to continue to improve, to develop and reduce the gap with other clubs.

“You have to understand that there are different ways to arrive to lift a trophy. If you invest a lot of money, you sign important players. You have to sign young players and you need to work and wait for these players to develop and improve their level and then become stronger. On one side you can have success quickly [but] on the other side you need time.” When quizzed whether Spurs will recruit players in the January transfer market, the Italian replied: “If there is the opportunity to strengthen the squad, I think the club will go to do it. "But you know which type of player we can sign – good players, but young players and also players that have to develop.”

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