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Spurs boss Conte: 'Winning mentality has to be for the whole club.'

Antonio Conte is keen to infuse the winning mentality at Tottenham Hotspur.

Antonio Conte has revealed that he is happy with life at Tottenham Hotspur as he continues to infuse the Lilywhites with his football philosophy.

The ex-Juventus and Chelsea coach said using words alone doesn't mean the players will understand 'the winning mentality' and more importantly they have to practice it on the pitch 'through their work, and behaviour'.

"I think to transfer this message with the words is not difficult because everyone can speak about mentality, the winning mentality, everybody," he said as quoted by BBC Sport.

"The difficulty is to transfer this concept every day through their work, their behaviour.

"If we want to transfer this concept you have to know this concept because you did this path in the past. Then you have to find players and an environment open to receive this situation.

"To build a winning mentality is fatigue. You have to be available to do this path. It's not for all. Many people can ask you but then when they understand the way which you have to go through and they can say 'it’s not for me'.

"We are working a lot on this aspect. I'm enjoying a lot working with these players and trying to involve the whole Tottenham environment because the winning mentality has to be for the whole club and not only for the players. It has to be the whole club."

Dejan Kulusevski joins Emerson Royal on the list of players who won't be available for selection on Saturday evening as the former had an MRI scan on Friday morning to check on the intensity of his injury. At the same time, the latter is suspended [following a red card at the London derby], and on the sidelines tomorrow.

When Conte was asked who will replace Emerson at right wing-back today, the Italian replied: "We played without Emerson at Brighton and I was really pleased with Matthew [Doherty].

"He's struggled, this guy, to come back to a good level. Last season he struggled but then he became a really important player for us. Also Djed [Spence], he's working and he's improving and he's starting to understand what is the demand to stay at Tottenham. I'm pleased to have more options."



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