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Omnipotent Antonio Conte warns Tottenham players he will know if they let standards slip off the pitch

ntonio Conte has told his Tottenham players to get in shape and warned he will know if they cheat on his new strict diet.

Conte asked the team to eat more professionally, encouraging them to ditch condiments like ketchup and mayonnaise and heavy foods in favor of healthier meals and more fruit.

The Italian also asked the chefs at Hotspur Way, the Enfield club’s training base, to use less butter, oil and fat in their cooking.

Speaking ahead of Sunday’s visit to Leeds, the head coach stressed the importance of a healthy lifestyle, including getting enough sleep, and said he will know if players break his rules at home .

“I can see the nutritionist’s results and I can see if they are OK or not OK and maybe not well outside of the training facility,” Conte said.

“It’s part of improving the players in many aspects and making them understand: the pitch and the game are just the last part of your job.

“You have to prepare your body and your mind. Also your heart and your passion for doing it.

“I did it not only at Chelsea, Juventus and Inter Milan, but also when I was in Serie B with Bari and Siena.

“I consider good nutrition and a good attitude to be very, very important because, for the players, it’s not just important [to work in] training or games.

“You have to prepare yourself in the best possible way – I think sleeping is very important, eating well is very important. I consider that having good nutrition is very important because these two aspects allow the player to recover quickly.


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