Antonio Conte delights in Tottenham’s ‘passion and soul’ during much-needed win over Brentford but Italian insists his side still need to improve on ‘our idea of football’ as they bounce back from woeful NS Mura defeat
- Antonio Conte believes his Tottenham side showed ‘soul’ against Brentford
- The North Londoners saw off their Premier League rivals on Thursday night
- Conte delighted in his team’s effort and said they displayed their ‘passion’
- The Italian also praised his side for bouncing back from the defeat at NS Mura
Son Heung-min gave the hosts an unassailable lead with a second half strike in North London, after an own goal from Sergi Canos put Conte’s side in front in their Premier League clash.
Thursday’s victory means Conte has registered back-to-back league wins with his new club, who moved up to sixth with victory as the Italian continues to mould his side as he sees fit.
Antonio Conte believes his Tottenham side showed their ‘soul’ during win over Brentford
And the former Chelsea boss delighted in his side’s victory in North London, claiming that his players showed ‘soul’ and ‘passion’ to clinch a professional three points at home.
‘We deserved to win for what we did in the game, in the end I am happy because I have seen a great commitment, a good passion about the players,’ he told Amazon Prime.
‘Today we have seen a team with a soul and for sure we need to improve, I want to continue to work with them and improve our idea of football but today a good win and now we start to think on Sunday, another important game for us.
‘Enjoy the moment until midnight, but after they have to start to think on Sunday.’
Son Heung-min got on the scoresheet as the North Londoners earned a comfortable 2-0 win
The Italian delighted in his side’s ‘passion’ and ‘commitment’ to securing victory on Thursday
This was Spurs’ first game since their humiliating 2-1 defeat to NS Mura in the Europa Conference League last Thursday and Conte – who said that loss ‘hurt us’ – says his side showed a ‘good reaction’ to bounce back in the league.
[It was] a good reaction, we were disappointed for the game against Mura,’ he added.
‘I think in a loss you learn a lot and I think that we learnt a lot about that defeat that hurt us, our fans.
‘Now it is important the league, a good win, we have to start to think on Sunday it will be a war so we must be ready.’
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