Antonio Conte took over the reins at North London from Nuno Espirito Santo, and the Italian manager has turned around Spurs’ fortunes in just over a month of his highly awaited arrival.
The former Wolverhampton boss, Espirito Santo, led Spurs in altogether 17 matches in all competitions, losing as many as 7 games in the process before getting the sack.
And ever since Conte took charge, Spurs appear to have received a real shot in the arm, winning 5 matches from 9 and losing just once.
It appears as though the former Chelsea boss has brought a paradigm shift among the ranks of his new team, with the North London outfit beginning to look menacing as they should, given the potential at their disposal.
If this overarching change at Tottenham wasn’t apparent already, an interesting stat has now emerged online, showcasing the gulf that exists between Spurs under both their former and current manager.
Under their former manager Espirito Santo, Spurs averaged a total distance covered of 100km per match, coming at last as far as other teams were concerned.
Astoundingly, Conte has had a pretty invigorating effect in comparison, with Spurs now averaging 115km per match, an increase of well over 15km. The surge has now placed Spurs on top of the list in terms of distance covered; an exponential improvement, to say the least.
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Fans soon took notice of the fact and were understandably staggered, with many crediting the dietary changes introduced by Conte behind the team’s revitalized performances.
Conte had previously banned fast food, ketchup and mayonnaise at his new club, believing it to be an integral process of being professionals.
No doubt, Conte is a passionate manager, and it, therefore, comes as no surprise that players under his tutelage invariably end up showing similar enthusiasm and desire to win.