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Spurs boss Conte's reaction to Southampton win and signings.

Tottenham boss Antonio Conte has expressed his delight at the transfer business done by the club after a flying start to the 2022-23 Premier League season.

Tottenham boss Antonio Conte has heaped praise on his Lilywhites following their 4-1 win over Southampton on Saturday afternoon.

The Spurs manager Conte also expressed his delight at the transfer business done by the north London side, saying the 'club have shown common sense with summer signings.'

Tottenham came from a goal down to get their campaign off to a flying start at the St Mary’s Stadium.

James Ward-Prowse broke the deadlock with a volley in the 12th minute but Antonio Conte's side responded nine minutes later through Sessegnon, who nodded in the equaliser from close range, and by the half-hour mark the Lilywhites were in front as Eric Dier’s flicked header found the far bottom corner of the net.

Tottenham continued to boss the game in the second half and the pressure got to the away side, who conceded an own goal when Mohammed Salisu turned Emerson Royal's cross into his net in the 61st minute.

And, Kulusevski wrapped up the win 120 seconds later to hand the Lilywhites a well-deserved win to start the 2022-23 season.

'Club have shown common sense with summer signings'

While speaking to Sky Sports after the match, Conte hailed his side's all round performance: “It was a good performance for the final result because we got three points but especially because we deserved to win.

"We created many chances and I like the way we had the possession and the way he pressed very high and the way we tried to win the ball again when we lost possession. There were a lot of situations that we working with on the team.

"The message was very clear that we’ve signed new players to improve our squad because our squad was really poor last season and the Champions League spot was a big achievement. Our first goal was to improve the squad, not just players physically but also mentally.

"We wanted the right players for my philosophy and today I preferred to use players from last season because they are reliable than new players because we’ve only spent two weeks with some of those players because of injuries and Covid.

"We’ve used common sense to pick the players that have the right characteristics to improve our squad. We have to work to improve and we have the ambition to make ourselves better than yesterday.

"Being happy or not happy was not the problem. It was finding a solution to playing four competitions - to do this you need a squad of 20-22 players and honestly, last season was really poor in the medical aspect.

"We have improved that aspect. The club always pays attention - they have shown common sense, not only to spend money but to get players with certain characteristics to improve the squad."

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