Antonio Conte has admitted that he was “afraid” about Tottenham Hotspur’s bodily situation earlier than their conflict versus Leeds however he was impressed together with his participant’s “depth”.
The Italian took over at Spurs earlier this month. He changed Nuno Espirito Santo, who left after simply 17 video games in cost.
Conte beforehand received the Premier League and FA Cup with Tottenham’s league rivals Chelsea.
Spurs present they’ve nonetheless obtained a pulse as Conte impact progressively takes maintain
Tottenham beat Vitesse within the Europa Convention League in Conte’s first sport in cost earlier than they drew 0-0 versus Everton.
Spurs hosted Leeds United within the Premier League on Sunday. A poor first half show was punished as Marcelo Bielsa’s facet took the lead.
The Londoners improved within the second half although. Targets from Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Sergio Reguilon noticed them battle again from behind to win.
This outcome strikes Tottenham as much as seventh within the Premier League. They’re now simply 4 factors behind fourth-placed West Ham United.
As reported by BBC Sport, Conte stated after the win that Spurs bettered Leeds’ depth within the second half:
“Within the first half we struggled so much. Bodily, tactically and in our depth we struggled.
“I feel within the second half we modified issues and we wished to play with the identical depth as Leeds.
“Earlier than the sport I used to be a bit afraid to know after three weeks the bodily situation of the gamers. In the event that they’d have the ability to play for the complete 90 minutes with the depth of the second half.
“I’m very happy, within the second half we deserved to win, we created many possibilities to attain.
“I stated to my gamers this can be a level to start out. If we wish to construct on this.
“The sensation of the group is determined by us. Within the first half we didn’t play nicely, we misplaced many tackles. Perhaps to concede the objective within the final minute of the primary half was good.
“At half-time the gamers confirmed me they may win this sport.
“Within the second half I corrected the scenario. I take a look at the stats and Leeds are the most effective within the league for operating. Within the second half we beat them in depth.
“We received the sport. I feel we deserved to win, we performed engaging soccer and the group was with us.
“We have now the arrogance. It’s an incredible feeling, we wish to maintain altering, we wish to change the whole lot.”