'Seriously': Ryan Sessegnon says Tottenham have an absolute 'killer' at Hotspur Way
Tottenham Hotspur wing-back Ryan Sessegnon has spoken to The Sun about the current training regime at Spurs.
The Tottenham ace admitted that Antonio Conte’s methods are “physically hard” and joked that fitness coach Giampiero Ventrone is “a killer”.
Nonetheless, Sessegnon is happy with the Spurs coaching team’s methods, as it has helped them flourish on the pitch.
The England Under-21 starlet believes that he and his Spurs teammates were not fit enough before Conte’s arrival in November.
“The other managers I’ve had at Spurs have been a bit more chilled with training,” Sessegnon told The Sun.
“With this gaffer, even if we’re doing tactical stuff, it’s still physically hard.
“The longer runs, the hard distances – eight or nine km runs in training three days before games. It’s hard but your body adapts.
“Then when you’re on the pitch it benefits you. I feel the whole team is stronger, can go stronger than other teams.”
Sessegnon was injured when Conte arrived, but he revealed how he still got an insight into the sessions ahead of his return to action.
“He makes the injured players watch the tactical sessions and I was the first to sit aside and watch the way he wants us to play.
“Then you go and do your physical stuff. They are long days.
“As a team, I don’t think we were really fit and he made us run a lot. I knew when I came back that I had to be ready for the levels.”
“He will be on you”
Sessegnon then spoke about Ventrone, nicknamed ‘The Marine’.
One of the 62-year-old’s sessions on Spurs’ pre-season tour in the humidity of South Korea left Harry Kane vomiting.
Meanwhile, Son Heung-min was spotted on the ground on the side of the Seoul World Cup Stadium pitch.
“Obviously, (Ventrone) is very good. But he’s a killer, seriously. Very intense. The more physical players, where he knows he can push you, he will be on you.
“My work in the off-season was to make my body more robust.
“My body can handle it a bit more when I’m fatigued now. That was mainly the reason I went away, to build that core strength around the body.”
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