Tottenham’s 30-man pre-season squad have little time to relax after landing at Seoul airport a few days ago. Antonio Conte is known for being demanding and not tolerating the player’s star status. This explains why he left four first-team players at N17, confirming the late June rumors that tickets to South Korea would be given only to those whom Conte wants to see in his team for the upcoming season.
On Monday, the Italian manager throw the entire squad into brutal training session in 30-degree heat. The Athletic later reported that a lot of players could barely breath at the end, while some of them vomited.
Soon the exhausted players started to work with the ball, and Antonio Conte asked the players to keep maximum intensity. Expectedly, some could not provide the required level of performance.
Reportedly, most criticism was addressed towards Bryan Gil and Matt Doherty. The latter was told to move with the ball faster, and Antonio Conte was not pleased with his passing.
Despite being included into South Korea list, the 30-year-old Doherty was a second choice for right-back position under Conte. With recent news that Djed Spence has not left with his club fro pre-season amid heavy links with Tottenham, the future of Matt Doherty is even more uncertain. If he does not impress Conte during these weeks, he can be moved further down the pecking order.