Antonio Conte believes he now know how huge his job is after a 2-1 defeat in to lower rank team in the Europa conference league.
Tottenham hotspurs manager Antonio Conte says he now knows how huge is job is with the London club.
The Italian took over the job from former manager Nuno Espirito Santos and got on with a win in his first game in the Europa Conference league.
Conte got his first win in the Premier League after coming back from a goal down to defeat Leeds United.
After an incredible start in Europa conference league Conte watch his 10 men suffer 2-1 defeat against a lower team in Europe Mura.
Speaking after the match the former Inter Milan manager said he now know how huge his job is.
“After three weeks I am starting to understand the situation. It is not simple,” he said. “At this moment the level at Tottenham is not so high.
“I must be honest and tell you that after three-and-a-half weeks, I am starting to understand the situation. I can tell you that the situation is not simple. It is not simple because in this moment for sure the level of Tottenham is not so high.
“There is an important gap to the top teams in England. Of this we must not be scared. I am here to work, here to improve the situation. I know that in this moment we need to have patience, time and I am here because I know there are problems to solve.
“After three-and-a-half weeks, I am happy to stay here but at the same time I must be honest and tell you we need to work a lot to improve the quality of the [current] squad. We are Tottenham and Tottenham in this moment, there is an important gap.
“If someone thinks that a new coach arrives and Conte won in the past and then I am a magician. But the only magic I can do is to work. To bring work and work to improve, to bring my methods, my ideas of football. But we have to understand that we need time.
“I want to be honest that we need to work a lot to improve the situation. We need time and patience. I don’t know what happens in the future but I am here because I am happy to stay here, to work for Tottenham.”