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Tottenham boss, Antonio Conte, believes the club “weakened the squad” in the January transfer window.

The London outfit secured Rodrigo Bentancur and Dejan Kulusevksi from Juventus, but also let Bryan Gil, Tanguy Ndombele, Giovani Lo Celso and Dele Alli depart.

Speaking with Sky Sport Italia, Conte referenced those departures, stating he was expecting more from the club in the January transfer window.

“What happened in January was not easy,” he said.

“We lost four players in January. Four important players for Tottenham, and we brought in only two.

“So even just in terms of numbers, rather than reinforce the squad, we on paper weakened it. Bentancur and Kulusevski are ideal prospects for Tottenham, because Tottenham are seeking young players they can develop and grow, not players who are ready.

“That is the issue.”

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