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“Three losses”- Conte claims Tottenham ‘can improve a lot’ despite crucial win vs Man City

“Three losses”- Conte claims Tottenham ‘can improve a lot’ despite crucial win vs Man City


Antonio Conte claims Tottenham Hotspur can still improve a lot despite win vs Manchester City

Speaking after his side’s amazing 3-2 victory against defending champions Manchester City (h/t Evening Standard), Tottenham Hotspur boss Antonio Conte hailed his squad as one of the best group of players he has ever worked with.

Spurs managed an incredible win at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday, pulling off a last-gasp victory against City to boost their chances of finishing in the top four of the Premier League table.

Conte said that the win would give his side confidence going forward, but wanted his team to keep their feet on the ground and kick on from here to finish the season strongly.

“One win is not enough, don’t forget we’re coming after three losses. But for sure the win against Man City can give you confidence and trust in what you’re doing. We can improve a lot.”

Antonio Conte is delighted with Tottenham players' displays. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
Antonio Conte is delighted with Tottenham players’ displays. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Spurs took the lead in the game twice in either half of the match, but City’s strong attack kept cutting down on their goals throughout the game. It looked destined to end at 2-2 in injury time, but Harry Kane popped up with his second goal of the game to hand Tottenham all three points in the end.

Not scared to work

This was a massive result in the title race, as Kane’s winner blew open the doors for Liverpool to mount a title charge with City towards the end of the season. Spurs also did themselves a favour with the result, breaking a hattrick streak of losses in the league.

Conte showered praise on his players, saying that the group was fantastic and one of the best players he has ever worked with in his career. Given the superstars that played under him at Juventus, Inter Milan, and Chelsea, this is truly high praise coming from the Italian.

“This group of players is fantastic. Honestly this is one of the best group of players I’ve worked with in my career. Also in this game against Man City, we had a lot of work today but we’re not scared to work.”

Conte said that the Tottenham squad is one of the best group of players he's ever worked with.
Conte said that the Tottenham squad is one of the best group of players he’s ever worked with.

Although the result was massive for Spurs, it did nothing for them in the league table as fellow mid-table rivals Arsenal and Wolves also won their games during the weekend. Tottenham lie in eighth place, but have multiple games in hand to boost their chance of finishing the season in the fourth spot.

The Lilywhites were under massive pressure to perform against City, given that they were coming off the back of three consecutive defeats. Conte will be especially pleased about how his players rose to the challenge and succeeded.

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Conte’s side is up against Burnley next and will need to be prepared to give it their all. Although ranked lower than them, the Clarets managed to take points off Manchester United a couple of weeks ago, and they will look to do the same against Spurs.

It’s been tough being a Spurs fan of late, but this win made up for previous results in the league. Hopefully, the team can kick on from here on and start a winning run to climb up the table.



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