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Spurs boss Antonio Conte - 'I liked our attitude.'

Updated: Oct 30, 2022

England captain Kane broke the Toffees' resistance from the penalty and Pierre-Emile Højbjerg wrapped up the win four minutes from stoppage time in what was Conte's 50th match as Spurs boss.

Antonio Conte was pleased with Spurs' attitude against Everton [Sky Sports Screen Shot]
Antonio Conte was pleased with Spurs' attitude against Everton [Sky Sports Screen Shot]

Tottenham manager Antonio Conte expressed his happiness after his Lilywhites secured a 2-0 win over Everton on Saturday.

The Italian boss Conte believes the Spurs fans “enjoyed” the performance against Frank Lampard’s, Toffees, though, it took 60 mins to break their opponent’s resilience.

Harry Kane marked his 400th Tottenham appearance with the opening goal from the penalty spot after being tripped by goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, who failed to hold onto Matt Doherty’s strike.

And four minutes from stoppage time, midfielder Pierre-Emile Højbjerg’s effort inside the 18-yard box deflected off Alex Iwobi into the net.

The victory over the Merseyside club means Spurs are now Antonio Conte's level on points with Manchester City who play Liverpool on Sunday and a point behind Premier League leaders Arsenal.

‘I liked our attitude,’ says Conte.

"We have to be really happy because, in my opinion, we played a good game,” Conte told Sky Sports. “We created a lot of chances and had injuries during the game.

“That could have created something negative but we found the right solution to the game. I liked our attitude, we started very well and had to pay attention in the first half.

"I think Yves Bissouma was the best solution because he enjoys playing in front of central defenders with two midfielders behind him.

"Despite the difficulty of the game, we are talking about a good opponent and despite the injuries, we were able to solve the situation. That means the players are growing in many aspects. I am very proud of the players.

"I think our fans will enjoy this performance and we hope to continue this way."

Hojbjerg - 'Maintain the level by doing the right things.'

Tottenham goalscorer Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg added: "When you play every three days, you need to be able to maintain the level by doing the right things."

When quizzed about their formation changes, the Dane replied: "When you play with two in the middle and turn to three, it gives you an extra man. You can find your position and be a bit more patient. It helped us maintain the ball, which we need to do better."

Tottenham have won 23 points from their 10 Premier League games this season, winning seven, losing one (to Arsenal), and securing a point in two games.

Spurs travel to Old Trafford on Wednesday looking to continue their winning ways against Erik ten Hag’s Manchester United.

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