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Report: What Antonio Conte has now said to his staff about his substitute options at Tottenham

Tottenham Hotspur have improved massively since Antonio Conte took the reins at N17.

With just five games left to play, Spurs remain within touching distance of the Premier League top four.

However, it’s still far from smooth sailing for Tottenham.

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Spurs have picked up just one point from their last two games, which allowed Arsenal to leapfrog them in the table.

Now, the Evening Standard has attributed a quote to Conte which suggests he’s not happy with his squad depth.

“I look to the bench, then I look back to the pitch!” the Tottenham boss has reportedly remarked to his staff.

Indeed, Conte has rarely turned to his bench, with his only changes in 12 matches having been forced by injuries at wing-back.

The Standard notes how the Italian was reluctant to make substitutions in Spurs’ stalemate with Brentford.

Conte’s first change was centre-half Davinson Sanchez for Ryan Sessegnon in the 74th minute.

He did not introduce Lucas Moura until four minutes from time, and Steven Bergwijn remained on the bench.

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Conte has pretty much worked miracles at Tottenham since his arrival.

However, strength in depth is the kind of thing which takes several transfer windows to build up.

Spurs managed to get two superb signings over the lines which have bolstered the starting XI considerably.

It’s always hard to carry out good business in the January window, with clubs reluctant to part company with their key assets mid-season.

The summer should be a completely different matter, and Tottenham are likely to be very busy in the window.

Not only do Spurs need to bring in several new recruits, but must also offload quite a few players too.

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