What are your thoughts on the game?
Good game, good game. Tough one, tough one. We started really well with good combinations and recovering the ball well. Then we lost a bit of control and possession until we had the chance to adjust. We finished the game really well in terms of fitness and intensity. That’s a good sign for players in the way they are preparing themselves. Finishing games stronger is what we will try to improve and keep on going. Amazing reception from the fans, fantastic in our home. It’s important to feel good at home and the amazing supporters push us all the way. So a big thank you to them.
The front three looked good without Harry Kane?
We have things to improve, a lot of things to improve. Good movement and mobility but we have to improve the final touch, passing with advantage. When everything comes together I think we can do pretty good things.
Can you explain the reports of Lautaro Martinez interest?
I will not speak about any player. I will speak only about my Tottenham players, Spurs players, nothing else. Thank you.
Can you confirm Harry Kane has arrived and is isolating?
Yes it’s true. Harry is with us. He has to quarantine. He is in the lodge but he is training. Already made the first day with the sports scientists. He is with us. Good.
What does Cristian Romero bring to the squad?
He is a fantastic defender. Very good player. Prove himself not only in Serie A but the national team in Copa America. We look at him in detail, and analysed him and think he can help the team.
Are you going to play with two strikers?
We have to be capable of good organisation and good shape and be versatile enough to adjust to the situations. We can be with different players, The wingers and one striker and with this moment we are playing with Son, Lucas and Stevie, none of them are natural strikers. That makes us believe we require mobility and to feel what is happening. First having good organisation and a good idea is what we want and then being versatile enough to adjust to the opponents’ game, starting the game one way and finishing another way. With talented things we can do many things and good things we want to build.
When do you expect Harry Kane to be able to train?
We expect to integrate Harry when he follows all the protocols that we have to apply. We have processes and we have to be very strict and not take any chances as one of the thing us, as everyone has learned is the pandemic is still here so we have to be really careful.
I will speak with Harry probably as soon as possible because he is already at The Lodge. Not today, because today was the day of the match, but we have a training session tomorrow and with social distancing hopefully I will speak with Harry.
When will Cristian Romero be fit to play?
He didn’t train yet with the group. It’s true, he finished the Copa America in the last game with a problem. It’s much better, much better now but we have to be very careful first, not take any chances. He, like all the players, Gio for example didn’t have too many sessions. Hugo. We have to manage a lot of aspects until the moment that we decide to put the player on the pitch. He is here, looks good and when he starts training in a normal way he will become an option.
No Tanguy Ndombele again today, is he injured?
We have all the players, we have to assess all the individual aspects of each and every one of the players. Tanguy is not with us today. He is not injured but we consider it is not yet the moment for him to be part of the game.
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