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Reguilon - 'A few times I have been close, but today I scored for the team.'

Sergio Reguilon scored the winner that handed Antonio Conte his first Premier League victory as Spurs boss.

A delighted Sergio Reguilon after scoring his first Premier League goal. [BBC MOTD Screen Shot]
A delighted Sergio Reguilon after scoring his first Premier League goal. [BBC MOTD Screen Shot]

Sergio Reguilon was full of joy after he scored the winner that gave Antonio Conte his first Premier League victory as Spurs boss.


The Lilywhites came from behind to seal an important home win against Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds on Sunday.


Conte’s boys weren’t able to register a shot on or off target in the opening 45 minutes as the Bielsa’s Whites dominated and got their reward via Daniel James, who tapped in Jack Harrison's cross moments before half-time.

There were some boos from the home fans when the players approached the tunnel during the break but Tottenham turned up the heat at the start of the second half as Harry Kane and Heung-min Son hit the woodwork.



Spurs continued to mount pressure and eventually got their equaliser before the hour mark as Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg fired in Lucas Moura’s pass.

They completed their comeback in the 69th minute when Eric Dier's free-kick deflected off the wall and onto the post, and full-back Sergio Reguilon tapped in the rebound to register his first Premier League goal for the north London club.

The win moved Spurs into the seventh spot, four points off fourth-placed West Ham, while Leeds stay in 17th position, two points above the relegation zone.


'I dream of scoring'


Following the match, the Spurs match-winner Reguilon, told BBC Match of the Day: "We put in an amazing effort. We are so happy and so, so tired.



"For me, I dream always of scoring goals. A few times I have been close [to scoring for Spurs], but today I scored for the team and we got three points. I’m really happy.

Quizzed about their first-half struggles, the 24-year-old said: "The first half was bad for us, also Leeds started really good. At half-time, the gaffer said that we have to go with everything. We had a great mentality to win the match.

"The gaffer told us to go man for man and to attack with everything and also defend."

When asked about the second-half improvement, the Spanish defender replied: “That is the thing that every fan wants to see."




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