Antonio Conte has warned his Tottenham squad that it is their job to keep him happy and not the other way around.
The Italian has ramped up the competition for minutes this summer with a significant recruitment drive that has seen Ivan Perisic, Richarlison, Yves Bissouma, Djed Spence and Fraser Forster join on permanent deals and Clement Lenglet arrive from Barcelona on loan.
over left-back Destiny Udogie, while in Roma's Nicolo Zaniolo and Wolves' Adama Traore.
When asked whether so many new faces could upset some of the members of his original squad, Conte made it abundantly clear that his job is to win games, not friends.
“But they have to make me happy, no? You understand? With performances to make me think who is the better player," he said. "They have to make me happy. Not me [make them happy]. Okay.”
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