Harry Kane and Son Heung-min 'collapse' in brutal Tottenham Hotspur training session
Antonio Conte is pushing his players to the limit.
Tottenham Hotspur manager Antonio Conte is pushing his players to the verge of exhaustion as he prepares for his first full season in charge.
The Italian coach, who was appointed as the successor to Nuno Espirito Santo last season, helped Spurs get back into the Champions League at the expense of city rivals Arsenal.
Ahead of his first full season at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Conte is putting his players through their paces during a pre-season trip to Seoul.
Two-hour training session ends with brutal pitch runs
Spurs put on an open training session at the Seoul World Cup Stadium on Monday, with fans eager to watch South Korean icon Son Heung-Min, and others, in action.
As reported by football.london, a two-hour training session ended with the squad being put through repeated runs of the pitch at the stadium, with some struggling to deal with the sweltering heat.
The report adds that strikers Harry Kane and Son were two of several players 'collapsing', before later rejoining the group.
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Pictures shared on social media show a number of players sprawled out at the side of the pitch, with young Republic of Ireland forward Troy Parrott said to be among those who lasted the longest before dropping out.
The Premier League club are set to remain in Korea over the next week and will face off against a K-League XI on Wednesday, before competing against LaLiga outfit Sevilla at the Suwon World Cup Stadium.
Brutal training sessions under Conte. The players are being put through repeated full pitch runs after two hours of training. Players dropping out, feeling the heat and pace, before rejoining the group. Kane and Son among those feeling the pace, collapsing and then rejoining. pic.twitter.com/AOhSDvwAMS
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Speaking on Spurs' pre-season plans, Conte stressed the importance of 'continuing to improve their idea of football'.
He said: "We started pre-season last week, when we worked very well with the group of players who were with their national teams until the 6th of June.
"We gave more rest to the players who finished [internationals] around 13th of June. Only today, we had the first training session with the whole team.
"We have to start to work together, to continue to improve our idea of football and, for sure, we are starting not from zero, we have a good base now, and it will be very important to accelerate the process for the new players to come into our ideas.
"This week we will work, double sessions and two matches. It will be a good opportunity for all the players, the whole group, to play and for me to use rotation and to bring these players to be fit."
The north London club began their Premier League campaign against Southampton on August 6.