Emotional Conte eulogizes his friend Gian Piero Ventrone after Tottenham win over Brighton

Tottenham Hotspur gained their Premier League soccer tournament over Brighton & Hove Albion, a 1-0 away victory that may be a very powerful one on the finish of the season. But the post-match press convention slightly discussed the tournament in any respect.

Instead, Spurs head trainer Antonio Conte used his time in entrance of the assembled media to talk at duration about his friend Gian Piero Ventrone, Tottenham Hotspur’s health trainer who tragically kicked the bucket closing week on the age of 61 from leukemia. His passing left a scarcity that was once tricky to completely specific… however Conte positive gave it a check out.

“I spoke with [Gian Piero] closing week on Thursday, the closing time after I arrived on the coaching flooring he sought after to talk with me. And to invite to stick at house as a result of he had slightly of a fever. And it was once improbable as a result of he was once actually, actually frightened about lacking coaching. And I stated: Gian Piero, we’re speaking about your well being. And that second, he advised me about his sickness. And I stated: that is your well being, you may have to check out to have the fitting exams, and don’t fear. His first drawback was once about lacking coaching!

“For this reason, I think he was in the heart of every single player. My players were really devastated by the pain. But in life, sometimes, many situations happen, not only to us but to many people. Life sometimes is not good. At the same time, you have to try to cope with this situation in the best possible way, and it has to be so for his family, for his wife Cinzia, his son Ivan and daughter Martina, and then I’m sure that Gian Piero will stay with us forever, forever, I’m sure about this.”

Ventrone was once wildly fashionable on the membership each with gamers and team of workers. In the times after his passing, a number of Tottenham gamers took to social media to speak about Ventrone. As health trainer, Ventrone was once rather in all probability the one that was once hardest on them bodily, and but you don’t have to appear too exhausting to seek out effusive reward and love for this one who bodily ran them into the bottom and brought about them such a lot discomfort. Because of that connection, Conte stated that it was once difficult to organize his squad for nowadays’s tournament after the inside track broke.

“It was once actually tricky as a result of when it took place after we knew the morning that he died, I communicated the unhealthy information to my gamers. It was once actually, actually tricky for everyone. We didn’t have the learning consultation. We didn’t have the learning consultation as a result of we have been too emotionally concerned on Thursday. Then, we ready for the sport on Friday, however evidently, it was once a difficult time.

“Tomorrow there is the funeral in Naples, we are going with the staff. I want to stay with his family and to give big hearts to them and to tell them, especially his daughter and his son and his wife have to be strong because Gian Piero was a really strong person. He was a person with a strong character, and he doesn’t want to see us not happy. It’s difficult to make him happy because we are devastated by the pain, but at the same time, we know he will stay with us for the future, with me for sure.”

Conte stated that the crew didn’t educate on Thursday because of the emotional have an effect on of Ventrone’s dying, and he implied he subsidized off of the power in motivating his gamers to play. He was once happy with his crew’s reaction. After the general whistle, membership captain Hugo Lloris walked over to the away supporters’ segment, conserving a Tottenham house jersey with “Gian Piero” at the again, permitting Spurs’ touring reinforce to specific their condolences.

And in his post-match interview along Ryan Sessegnon, Harry Kane may just slightly stay his feelings in test when recalling the occasions of closing week.

The Spurs gamers’ reactions didn’t pass not noted to Conte.

“I’m actually happy with my gamers as a result of I stated to them I do know that ahead of having just right gamers, I’ve actually just right [people]. Many occasions I repeated this idea. I feel in those cases, they confirmed to be actually essential [people] as a result of I do know I attempted to not push them to play this sport.

“Many times we tried to find the motivation to push these players and to create a situation and to increase the tension. Today honestly, I did nothing under this aspect. I left them to face the situation, and they showed me to be really good people, top men. I said to them just now that I’m proud to be the coach of this team because, first of all, we have top men and really good players.”

The exhausting paintings continues for Tottenham. Spurs flip round and host Eintracht Frankfurt within the Champions League on Wednesday, ahead of Everton involves White Hart Lane on Saturday.

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