Conte hails battling Spurs but calls for reinforcements

Tottenham supervisor Antonio Conte has actually applauded his side’s never-say-die mindset however stated the club still require to enhance regardless of an excellent run as he gets ready for Sunday’s face-off versus his previous club Chelsea.

Spurs produced an impressive resurgence versus Leicester in midweek, recuperating from 2-1 down deep into interruption time to win 3-2, thanks to 2 objectives from alternative Steven Bergwijn.

That followed another late program versus Watford, where Davinson Sanchez scored in the 96th minute to take a 1-0 success.

Spurs are simply one point behind fourth-placed West Ham with 3 video games in hand and they have actually played 4 video games less than Chelsea, who are 8 points ahead of them.

However Conte stated at his pre-match interview on Friday that he was not getting brought away by the current significant wins.

“You have to be very calm and go game by game,” he stated. “Don’t forget that we won against Watford in the last minute, we won against Leicester in the last minute, I have to be realistic and for sure I am happy.

“It is a satisfaction to see my group battle up until completion however if you cut 4 points off our table and after that perhaps you do not make this concern to me.

“It is important to be realistic and understand it will be very difficult for us this season. It is important to fight and create a good foundation.

“I do not alter my concept due to the fact that of some favorable outcomes.”

Tottenham have yet to do any business in the January transfer window, although they are understood to have had an offer for Wolves winger Adama Traore rejected this week.

Conte said club chiefs were aware of his requirements.

“For sure, I made assessments about the team however I have actually spoken with the club and I hope the club will listen to me,” he said.

Spurs have at least ensured captain Hugo Lloris, 35, will be staying in north London after the France goalkeeper signed a new contract keeping him at the club until 2024.

“It is essential our captain has actually restored his agreement. Not just for one year however for 2,” said Conte.

“It was ideal to sign an agreement for 2 years. He is a crucial goalkeeper on the planet, he has actually won a lot with his nationwide group, he is captain of France, captain of Tottenham.”


Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.