Conte Gamble 3: Tottenham can get creative without an attacking midfielder
One of the reasons that Conte originally did not want Christian Eriksen at Inter Milan and likely one of the reasons Spurs did not sign him at N17, is that Conte really does not play with an attacking midfielder.
So convinced is Antonio Conte of the lack of a need for an attacking midfielder that he sent all of the ones he had away as Giovani Lo Celso, Tanguy Ndombele, and Dele Alli have all left the club in some fashion.
Instead of looking for that creative, attacking midfielder, Conte is betting that Spurs can get creativity from the front three and the wide areas. We just covered the gamble out wide with the lack of quality service shown thus far. Now Conte is doubling up on this gamble by committing to a team without an attacking midfielder.
Besides the play from the wing-backs, Spurs will be counting on the two wide forwards to drop in behind Kane and be creative playing the Tottenham talisman in. Alternatively, Spurs will be looking to have Kane drop deep and play balls to the forwards around him running into space.
From the counter-attacking perspective, as long as the link-up play can occur Spurs should be great. However, when a team sits deep defensively, it may ask other questions this team may or may not be able to answer.
Ultimately all three areas are places the team can address in the summer, however, if Spurs miss out on the Champions League for one of these three reasons, it may feel like a gamble we lost.