Antonio Conte had Tottenham players partake in different pre-match routine

Antonio Conte had his Tottenham players carry out a different pre-match routine for his first game in charge on Thursday evening.

The Italian manager is expected to breathe new life into the Spurs squad with his strict approach and regimented style of play.

And he's wasting no time going about it as he got straight down to business in north London before their Europa Conference League tie against Vitesse Arnhem.

Conte himself arrived nice and early to take in his new surroundings with his coaching staff but also made his squad arrive sooner than they usually would before a game.

As per football.london, the Tottenham players emerged onto the pitch at 6pm, a couple of hours before kick-off.

Before Conte's arrival they would only just be getting into the ground at this time before heading straight into the dressing room.

They performed a whole lap of the pitch instead, something which didn't happen under Jose Mourinho or Nuno Espirito Santo.

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It remains to be seen whether this is something Conte will want his players to do before every game, with their next home fixture not until after the international break.

Whether it will apply to away games will be discovered when Spurs travel to face Everton in the Premier League on Sunday.

Heung-Min Son and Joe Rodon led the pack of players while latecomer Sergio Reguilon was forced to take a shortcut across the pitch to catch up with his team-mates.

If their early arrival helped is up for debate but they were certainly quick to get going in the game.

Son opened the scoring in the 15th minute before a Lucas finish and an own-goal made it 3-0 before the half-hour mark.

Vitesse reduced the deficit to just one and had hope when Cristian Romero was sent off, but they then picked up two red cards themselves in an action-packed match.

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