Rio Ferdinand has praised Antonio Conte and believes Tottenham should back him in the transfer market this summer.
Ferdinand feels Tottenham might not be able to find a better guy for a managerial role at Spurs. As a result, he insists the club must back him up with summer signings after being pleased by Conte’s influence at the club.
‘I think he has done enough to merit that,’ the former Manchester United defender said. Since his arrival, he has accumulated the third-most points and goals, indicating his skill level.’
‘They gave a good performance against Liverpool, and it showed at Anfield.’ He wants to see how it turns out. You have to put your money on him.’
‘You can’t question what this person can offer in terms of energy.’ What are their options now? Who in the market is better positioned if you don’t take Conte? Nobody. For Spurs, Conte is unquestionably the guy.’
Following Conte’s arrival, Tottenham’s season took a turn for the better after a terrible start.
They were ninth when he was hired in November, but 16 victories in 27 games have propelled them to fourth place with one game remaining.
Conte emphasized the importance of Champions League football next season in a recent interview.
‘I have the will and desire to win the Champions League in my head, heart, and ideas,’ he stated. The Champions League affects the club’s, players’, and supporters’ lives, therefore it’s crucial, and I’ll try to devise a strategy.
‘I want to return this club in the greatest possible way for their dedication shown to me over the last seven months, and then we’ll see what the best answer for the club is.’
Tottenham can seal a top-four finish with a win over Norwich on the last day of the season on Sunday, supposing their north London rivals falter against Newcastle or Everton.