‘Buckle up!’ – Tottenham fans say the same thing about Antonio Conte after draw with Everton

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Some Tottenham supporters have expressed their trust in Antonio Conte after he saw his team draw 0-0 away at Everton on Sunday afternoon.

Conte oversaw his first Premier League match in charge of Spurs after taking over on Tuesday afternoon, but his side were unable to break the Toffees down at Goodison Park in a largely non-eventful game on Merseyside.

The 52-year-old Italian coach was asked after the game whether he could take any positives from the draw with Everton and he insisted he could be “happy for different reasons” with what he saw.

He said : “Honestly, I have to be happy for different reasons and the first that Goodison Park is not an easy place to come to play against Everton, especially when you had a week very intensive, I am talking emotionally for my players, not for the club.

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“After we play the game Thursday and I have to be happy because I started to see some tactical situations for sure we can improve and we have a lot of space for improvement. In different situations, tactically, physically but also the mentality.

“Today I have seen the heart of my players, the passion, the will to fight, the will to sacrifice, the will to understand that there was a moment very, very difficult for us and to see this type of reaction make me more confident for the future.

“Sometimes you can teach to our players the tactical aspects and improve your players’ physical aspects but the heart, the passion, the will, the intensity, you have or not. My players are showing me these aspects and that we are in a good position and it is a good point to start for me.”

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Antonio Conte on the touchline in Everton vs Tottenham
Antonio Conte on the touchline in Everton vs Tottenham

Tottenham supporters saw more of the same on Sunday, with their team failing to get a shot on target against Everton, but despite this, they are still well in favour of Conte being appointed and have called for patience.



Tottenham fans on Antonio Conte after their draw with Everton
Tottenham fans on Antonio Conte after their draw with Everton

Conte will now have a bit of time to work with his players who are not going on international duty with their countries, with Tottenham next in action against Leeds United on Sunday, November 21.

The creativity is definitely a problem for Spurs, with the side now failing to register a shot on target in five halves of football, with their last one being in the first period in their Carabao Cup win against Burnley last month.

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Conte was asked if creativity was something he was looking at, and responded with: “I think if I have to see a negative aspect in this game, I think we made many many mistakes in the final pass because we had chances.

“If we made the final pass in the right way, we could have chances to score. Instead the last pass we made many mistakes.

“(Giovani) Lo Celso went in very well and hit a post but for sure I have to know very well the whole squad and I said to my players that we have to know each other better and for me they have to give me the possibility to know them very well and then every single player have to try to make me difficulty because I like to win and I pick the players that I think can give us the possibility to win.”

Source by Football London

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