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Conte disappointed Tottenham didn’t secure three points against Liverpool.

Spurs 2-2 Liverpool


Antonio Conte's unbeaten league start at Tottenham extends to five games (Sky Sports Screen Shot)
Antonio Conte's unbeaten league start at Tottenham extends to five games (Sky Sports Screen Shot)

Antonio Conte was excited about Tottenham‘s 2-2 draw with Liverpool in the Premier League but admitted that his players have to be disappointed they didn’t secure three points on Sunday. The Italian said “for the chances we created, we go home with the thought instead of one point it could be three points.” Harry Kane broke the deadlock at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium (his first home goal of the 2021-22 season) as he finished off Tanguy Ndombele's through pass, but the hosts wasted several chances to increase their lead before Diogo Jota nodded in a cross from Andrew Robertson in the 35th minute. In the second half, Jurgen Klopp’s Reds stepped up the tempo and got their reward in the 69th minute when Robertson nodded in Trent Alexander-Arnold’s strike from close range. But, four minutes later, Son Heung-min drew Tottenham level after a mistake by Alisson Becker gifted the South Korean the chance to calmly slot the ball into the net. Liverpool full-back Roberts was sent off for a reckless tackle on Emerson Royal, a decision that was taken after referee Paul Tierney was sent to the pitch-side monitor to rewatch the incident. In the end, both sides shared the spoils, which means Liverpool are now three points behind the league leaders Manchester City, who beat Newcastle 4-0 at St James’ Park.

'Alli played a good game'

Spurs boss Antonio Conte told Sky Sports after the game: "I think it was an exciting game and we created many chances to score and win the game. We have to be a bit disappointed for the draw. For sure we played against a really strong team. "For the chances we created, we go home with the thought instead of one point it could be three points. "We prepared a plan. It’s not simple to defend against them. When we’re in possession I said we could create problems for Liverpool. This happened today. The supporters have seen a good exciting game.

Harry Kane celebrates after opening the scoring
Harry Kane celebrates after opening the scoring

"I don’t want to speak about the decision of the referee. I think the game was good for both teams. Harry played a good game. He scored a goal of vital importance. He had chances to score other goals. He’s an important player for us. "Dele Alli played a good game. With this formation with three midfielders he can play as a midfielder and I think he’s strong physically. If he was a bit effective he could score but the performance was good. It’s important to understand about the players I can count now for the future. Also to find the right solution for formation. To have two possibilities is good for the team." Asked about his thoughts on the Premier League meeting tomorrow, he said: "The people have to make the best decision for everybody. To be safe is the most important thing. If they decide to stop everything if they decide to find different solutions and not close... I think we have to follow what they tell us."


The result means Antonio Conte's unbeaten league start at Tottenham extends to five games, with his side sitting in the seventh spot, though they have a few games in hand.



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