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‘He’s not the one I know’ – Antonio Conte highlighted physical problems of two star players


According to Antonio Conte, Ivan Perisic and Matt Doherty are training hard and trying to reach peak physical form.

After the game against Roma (via Football London), the Spurs manager commented on the players’ performance.

‘In this moment we have two players, Ivan Perisic and Doherty, they have to continue to work and reach the peak of fitness because after a long injury they are struggling a lot. We need to have patience.’

The coach added that the Spurs need to be patient. After all, it takes a lot of time to return to former physical condition. The Italian believes that Perisic will be an important player in the upcoming season, but he is not yet in the form he saw at Inter.

‘He has to continue to work because at this moment he’s not the Ivan Perisic I know. That is normal though, but I’m happy because he reduced the time to recover from his injury. It was the same for Matthew, for Doherty. I hope to see him like last season and now he’s working and he’s struggling.’