ANTONIO CONTE chuckled as he was asked about the effects of his ketchup ban at Tottenham.

But the new Spurs boss quickly turned serious as he warned his side need to improve across the board.

Conte was brought in after the struggling Nuno Espirito Santo was sacked just four months into his reign in North London.

The disciplinarian immediately made his presence felt as he banned ketchup and mayonnaise in a bid to cut flab from the Spurs squad.

Sandwiches, butter and fizzy drinks are also reported to be off the menu at the club’s Hotspur Way training ground.

Conte was asked about the ban in his press conference ahead of Sunday’s Premier League clash with Leeds.

And while he would only offer a cheeky grin in response, he was quick to call for improvements from his men as they return from the international break.

He said: “We are very focussed to work on the pitch.

“When you arrive at a new club you try to focus on the situations you think are the most important.

“In this moment, the situation we have to improve is on the pitch – tactically, physically and mentally.

“We have worked very well in these two weeks and during the international break with the players we had with us.”

Spurs currently sit ninth in the top flight and welcome Leeds to Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday as Conte hunts his first league win in charge.

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