Tottenham new head coach Antonio Conte has admitted that the team need to “work on many aspects” after their thrilling win against Vitesse in the Europa Conference League. Spurs picked up a hard-fought 3-2 victory in the Italian’s first game in charge of the club.
Antonio Conte Records First Win Tottenham
The north London outfit almost let a three-goal slip in a contest that saw three red cards issued out, with the Italian tactician relieved to see his new team avoid an upset after “suffering” throughout the 90 minutes. The former Chelsea and Inter Milan manager is wary of the quick turnaround between Tottenham’s European commitments and their next Premier League clash against Everton, which comes up on Sunday.
Antonio Conte said: “It was a crazy game.” He also said: “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.
Antonio Conte admitted that the team needs patience because there are many aspects which include tactically and physically. He also pointed out that he is not afraid of the work in front of him, and he knows only through hard work can they reach important targets.