Aug 05, 2022
Antonio Conte has no fears his Tottenham players will step off the gas to save themselves for the World Cup
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ANTONIO CONTE has no fears any of his Tottenham squad would play within themselves with the World Cup on horizon.
All clubs are facing a gruelling schedule this season due to Fifa’s showpiece tournament taking place midway through the campaign.2Conte has a number of stars like Harry Kane who are due to go to the World Cup 2But Conte is not worried any of his players will take their foot off the gasCredit: Getty
For teams playing in Europe, such as Spurs, the games come even thicker and faster with two matches a week every week from September.
From the start of October, Conte’s squad face 13 fixtures in just 43 days before Harry Kane, Son Heung-Min and Co head off to Qatar.
The sheer volume of games has prompted the suggestion that some players could be reluctant to go full tilt due to the risk of getting injured and missing the World Cup.
Yet Conte said: “Honestly, I don't care about that.READ MORE ON TOTTENHAM'MAKE ME HAPPY' Conte has message for Doherty, Royal and Spence in fight for right-backIT'S BACK! Piers Morgan reveals his big Prem predictions - and it's bad news for Arsenal
“When you go to play a game and you want to win, you don't think you could be injured or you risk injury and can't play in a World Cup. Honestly.
“The players are really focused to go step by step and go game by game.
“For us, we have three important trophies in England and then to play an important competition in the Champions League.
“I know my players, their desire and their will. And [I know] also what we did to reach this achievement. Honestly I'm not worried about this situation.”
Spurs have planned for how full-on this season will be by significantly bolstering their squad.
They have brought in six new faces, including Ivan Perisic, Fraser Forster, Yves Bissouma, Richarlison, Clement Lenglet and Djed Spence.
The North Londoners kick off their campaign at home to Southampton on Saturday with some pundits feeling they are the most likely team to push Manchester City and Liverpool.
Asked if the irregularity of this World Cup-affected season could be an opportunity for Tottenham, given they got their business early and have a settled first XI, Conte replied: “The problems are for all the teams.
“The same problems for Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea, United, Arsenal, West Ham and Nottingham Forest, the last team in the Premier League.
“We all have the same problems and we have to be ready to face these problems.
“For every coach and manager, it will be the first time this situation interrupts the League and to lose players for one month and a half.
“And then to restart the competition with the players, where you don't know in the way they'll come back after the World Cup.Read More on The SunIN A FLASH I was stunned when I saw myself in a 15-year-old childhood photo of my husband
“For this reason, it'll be very important to have a strong squad, the number of the players I think every club has to give the coach the opportunity to have an important number of players in the squad.
“For injuries, for fatigue. For a lot of situations, it will be very difficult for every team and club this season.”
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Tyson Fury ready to get ‘legless’ with England fans again in Qatar as he plans World Cup trip if he beats Derek Chisora
TYSON FURY will jet out to Qatar to support England — if he scores his Derek Chisora hat-trick and the Three Lions grow some teeth.
The patriotic WBC Gypsy King enjoyed the 6-2 World Cup opener against Iran but the all-action showman would have been disappointed by Friday’s snore-draw with the USA.6Tyson Fury hopes to overshadow Derek Chisora by completing a trio of victories over his fellow Brit, then fly out to QatarCredit: Getty 6Fury was a big hit with fellow England supporters at Euro 2016 in NiceCredit: Darren Fletcher - The Sun 6The Gypsy King loves a crowd as she showed in NiceCredit: Darren Fletcher - The Sun
Undefeated Fury, 34, defends his world title against the 38-year-old veteran he is already 2-0 up against at Tottenham’s stadium on Saturday.
And he will race back up to his Morecambe home on Sunday to hopefully watch the last-16 clash — after England have dealt with the Welsh.
The 19st star — who bought 200 Jagerbombs for fans on a wild trip to Nice for Euro 2016 — fancies another away day but only if England fulfil their potential and land a semi-final spot.
He revealed: “I will get back to Morecambe in plenty of time to watch it on Sunday, as long as I am in one piece.6Fury shares the pain after Iceland KO'd England in the last 16 at Euro 2016Credit: Darren Fletcher - The Sun READ MORE TOP BOXING STORIESIS HE FUR REAL? Watch John Fury tell Jake Paul he can 'fight Mike Tyson to the death'
“If England get through then I will be heading out to Qatar, for sure.
“I wouldn’t be rushing out for a group game because I expected us to get through that s***.
“But if they get to the semis or final, then I will be on my way to Qatar.
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“I remember going out to the Euros in 2016 and having a fantastic time. I went over there and got absolutely legless for a couple of days.
“I was singing all my England songs and I was up and down with all the England fans in the zones. It’s still an epic memory.”
The multi-millionaire — who has his gym inside Morecambe’s football ground — ruled out fronting a consortium to buy his beloved Manchester United.
But promoter Frank Warren confirmed an Old Trafford bout is one of the few things left on his star attraction’s boxing bucket list.
The Queensberry boss said: “This fight was going to be at Manchester United but then they had some problems and that’s how we wound up in London.
“Tyson was thrilled we were going there and if he carries on fighting, I’m determined to put that on for him because he has just not fought there and he wants to fight there.”
Fury outpointed Del Boy in 2011 and peppered him into retiring on his stool in 2014.
But since being robbed of a 2018 world title win in his first clash with Deontay Wilder, he has become a seek-and-destroy fighter with a more bitter approach to the Sweet Science.
You will see two brutes trying to knock each other’s brains out because that is what we are paid to do.Tyson Fury
He said: “I don’t know if you will see a more mature performance from either of us. What you will see is two brutes trying to knock each other’s brains out, because that is what we are paid to do.
“We both know all the risks when we go into these fights but we are just there to entertain on a cold and probably rainy Saturday night.”
The dream scenario is for Ukraine’s WBA, IBF and WBO champion Oleksandr Usyk to visit London on Saturday, hop in the ring after a third Fury victory and sign off on a spring undisputed decider.
But Brit hero Fury has been stood up by opponents plenty of times before and is paying no attention to the VIP guestlist for his latest dance.
He growled: “I don’t care if Usyk is coming to my fight.
“(UFC heavyweight) Francis Ngannou came to my Dillian Whyte fight and even got in the ring afterwards — to try to make a fight with me — and that never happened.
“I don’t care who is in the crowd because I am only there to fight Derek.”
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