Tottenham's Troy Parrott now delivers his honest verdict on Antonio Conte's training sessions after joining in for the first time
Tottenham Hotspur academy product Troy Parrott has admitted to the Athletic that Antonio Conte’s pre-season training sessions have been tough for the team.
Conte and his Spurs squad flew out to South Korea for their pre-season tour on Saturday, and the Italian has wasted no time in putting them through their paces.
Players were pictured collapsing during training in Seoul yesterday, while Harry Kane even vomited. But Parrott apparently led the pack on the final lap of the running session, as reported by the Athletic.
The 20-year-old was speaking at a Tottenham Hotspur Global football development session with young adults from ChildFund Korea yesterday afternoon. And he admitted that Conte’s sessions have been grueling.
He said: “It depends who you ask (about Conte’s sessions). I’m quite a good runner naturally but it’s been tough.
“It’s been hard work but it’s all preparation.”
Parrott is one of five youngsters who have been picked for the tour squad by Conte, alongside Josh Keeley, Brandon Austin, Charlie Sayers, Malachi Fagan-Walcott and Harvey White.
It is the first time that Parrott has experienced Conte’s training regime, after the striker spent last season on loan at MK Dons in League One and impressed at the Stadium MK.
The ‘incredible’ Irishman is desperate to impress Conte during the pre-season and is keen to show what he can do. And if the fitness sessions are anything to go by, the youngster will have certainly made an impression on the Italian.
Parrott could be heading out on loan for the upcoming season, as Tottenham have received a bid from Sunderland, according to the Northern Echo.
But the youngster will seemingly get his opportunity to impress Conte in the upcoming fixtures in South Korea, after being named in the squad.
Spurs will compete in the Coupang Play Series in South Korea over the next week, with matches against Team K League on Wednesday (July 13) and Sevilla on Saturday (July 16). If Parrott wants to remain at Tottenham and fight for a place in the first-team, he’ll have to leave his mark in these games.
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