Tottenham boss Conte eager to use summer additions over coming weeks

Tottenham boss Antonio Conte is keen to see his new additions settle over the coming weeks.

Spurs spent around £120million on new signings in the summer and got their business done early to back Conte.

The Italian, however, has so far been slow to integrate some of his new recruits, with the likes of Yves Bissouma restricted to just one start.

Conte has, though, shown faith in summer signings Ivan Perisic and Richarlison, and he believes that others — such as wing-back Djed Spence and academy product Oliver Skipp, whose chances have been restricted after a long-term injury — will have a vital role to play as after this month’s international break Spurs have 13 games in 42 days.

“When you have the possibility to work, to have more time, especially with new players, you can bring all the players into our idea of football,” said Conte. “In this first part of the season I wanted to play with the old players because they knew very well which is our idea of football.

“But now I think we are doing the good step with Richy, with Clement [Lenglet] and with Ivan Perisic. With Bissouma, we are trying to accelerate this process, but when you arrive in a team well organised with an idea of football, you need a bit of time to go into this idea of football.

“But in the next 13 games I have at least three players that I can count on much more in the way than I did in these seven games.”