Antonio Conte 'working hard in training' to solve big Spurs problem

Antonio Conte is definitely working hard in training to make Tottenham a more consistent team, says journalist Pete O’Rourke.

After making a pretty solid start to life under the Italian, the north London club, who play Everton later today, have been really inconsistent of late.

What has Tottenham’s recent form been like?

Patchy. Following his first league game in charge of Spurs, a 0-0 draw against Everton, Conte went on to guide his side to consecutive victories over Leeds United, Brentford and Norwich City. However, since then, things have been really up and down.

At the start of February, they lost back-to-back games versus Southampton and Wolves before springing a shock by beating Premier League champions Manchester City. But to epitomise their inconsistency, they then went on to lose to Burnley and Middlesbrough, with a win against Leeds sandwiched in between, after that brilliant triumph at the Etihad.

The disappointing result at Turf Moore specifically left Conte absolutely fuming, who questioned whether he was the man to take Tottenham forward.

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“It’s not right. I’m too honest to close my eyes and continue this way because I have my salary. I may be able to find the right solution for the club,” the former Inter Milan boss told talkSPORT following that 1-0 defeat to Sean Dyche’s men.

“For sure, the club has to make an assessment, because when you lose four of the last five games, you have to make assessment and don’t close your eyes.”

What has O’Rourke said about Tottenham’s inconsistency?

O’Rourke is confident that Tottenham’s inconsistency is something Conte is trying to address at Hotspur Way but admits he is having his struggles.

Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, the insider said: “I’m sure he’s definitely trying to and working hard in the training field to get it [that consistency], but even he doesn’t seem to have the answers to Spurs’ problems right now.”

Has Tottenham’s inconsistency cost them this season?

Undoubtedly. Fourth place has practically been up for grabs since the start of the campaign, with the likes of Arsenal and Manchester United having also been quite inconsistent at times.

However, the former have been impressive of late, picking up four wins on the trot, which includes two victories over another challenger for European football in Wolves.

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Simply put, Arsenal have laid down a marker and are in the driving seat for fourth place. In fact, they will even be eyeing rivals Chelsea in third, having a game in hand on the European champions.

Nothing is a forgone conclusion yet, but Spurs will be kicking themselves for failing to find any real sort of consistency during a season where the battle for fourth has been very open.

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