Antonio Conte has revealed the difficulty of signing Yves Bissoma in the summer to adapt to Tottenham’s tactics.
Bassuma joined last summer after an impressive spell at Brighton but has only started one game this season, a 1-1 draw with West Ham.
Conte mainly employed a midfield partnership between Pierre-Emile Hojberg and Rodrigo Bentancourt, who came together well when Spurs secured Champions League football in the second half of last season. Oliver Skipp is also in the mix again after returning from another injury setback.
Conte said: “The only player who is suffering a bit tactically is Bisoma, but he is also improving a lot in every aspect.
“I’m sure when we start over and play 12 games, he’s definitely another player I can count on but I’m trying to make the best decision for the player because I want to protect the player.”
He added: “With the ball, he’s really good, and he has to pay more attention defensively. More attention because in particular we only have two players in midfield and after that they have to be good with the ball and without the ball, but I’m really happy with his signing. .
“We just need a little time to work with him [Bissouma]To be understood and understood well.
“Now we have two reliable and important players at Hojbjerg, he has made important progress for me and now I think he is a really strong player. Same for Bentancur. Don’t forget Skippy, she is really young.”
spurs They lost their unbeaten record when they lost to Sporting Lisbon 2-0 on Tuesday night. They are next in action on Saturday, when they host Leicester.