Antonio Conte and his Tottenham side responded well to their recent slump in form, beating Leicester 3-1 at home on Sunday. Harry Kane ’s opener and Son Heung-Min ’s brace gave the side a three-goal lead before Kelechi Iheanacho scored a consolation in the 90th minute.
It moves the side up to fourth in the league, though North London rivals Arsenal play later in the day and could reclaim it with a win. Discussing the victory, Conte said in his post-match press conference: “It was a good performance against a really good team. The game wasn’t easy and we knew very well that despite them making eight changes you can see the quality, the squad that Leicester has.
“I think we started well and then we got lucky when they hit the post but after this we scored with Harry and then we had chances to improve the result. We deserved to win the game. We get three points in an important moment of the season especially as in the next games we are going to face Liverpool and Arsenal.
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“It was right we got three points. We deserved after really great work that we did in six months, no one could imagine us challenging for the Champions League.”
The next two games could be season-defining for Spurs, with Liverpool and then Arsenal up next. First is a trip to Anfield, with the Reds on an unbelievable run of form in their pursuit of a historic quadruple.
Following that is the rescheduled North London derby against Arsenal at home, which is set to be a collision course between the two sides for a top-four finish. The winner could go on to earn that final Champions League place,
Following the win over the Foxes, striker Kane had his say on the game, as well as some words on the upcoming challenge. Taking to Twitter, he said: “Big win that! Good to build some momentum for the huge games coming next.”
The next few weeks may be huge in Conte’s Tottenham career, with Champions League football not only bringing in more revenue but able to attract high-profile players too. Whether they can reach that remains to be seen, but they have a good chance of doing so.
Source by Football London