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Spurs boss Conte: 'A crazy game means anything can happen.'

FT: Spurs 3-2 Vitesse.

Antonio Conte’s Spurs beat Vitesse 3-2 [Getty]
Antonio Conte’s Spurs beat Vitesse 3-2 [Getty]

Antonio Conte’s first game in charge of Tottenham away a 3-2 victory over Vitesse with both sides finishing without eleven men.

Antonio Conte got off to a winning start with Tottenham Hotspur in a crazy game on Thursday night.

The Italian, who was named as Nuno Espírito Santo’s successor earlier this week, was pleased his new team sealed a 3-2 win over Vitesse at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium on Thursday night but he did not like the fact that they conceded two goals while leading 3-0.

Conte only had one training session with the Lilywhites before the Europa Conference League clash that saw both sides finish without eleven men.

The north London side took the lead via Heung-Min Son in the 15th minute before Lucas Moura doubled the lead seven minutes later.

An own-goal Jacob Rasmussen made it 3-0 just before the half-hour mark as the homeside looked like they were going to have a smooth ride on the night.

But, the Dutch side rallied and reduced the deficit as Rasmussen hit the net in the 32nd minute. Seven minutes later, Matus Bero made it 3-2 as the first half came to a close.

In the second half, the Spurs side had to hold on as Cristian Romero was shown a red card and this was before Danilho Doekhi suffered the same fate to even things up.

Vitesse goalkeeper Markus Schubert also saw red for handling the ball out of the 18-yard-box, and following the match, Conte said his team need time to work on many aspects to improve under his leadership.

Conte told BT Sport: "It was a crazy game. Usually, I don't like this type of game - a crazy game means anything can happen. But at the same time, I think we should win and we won.

"We were winning 3-0 then conceded two goals we can avoid. After a red card, we were in trouble. To win while suffering is good for this team, these players.

"They needed to improve their confidence. They needed to work a lot. The problem is we have to find the time to work. We have two days until the next game [they play Everton on Sunday], then it's the international break.

"For sure we have to improve. It's not easy because in two days we prepare for this [Everton] game... now we have only one day. Tomorrow it's impossible to work with the players who played tonight. They used a lot of energy. Tomorrow they have to rest and we'll work with the players who didn't play.

"We need to have a bit of patience because we need to work on many aspects - tactically and physically. I'm not afraid about the work. I know only through the work you can reach important targets."

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