The Spurs boss took over in November when Spurs finished eighth but has since turned the club’s fortunes around during his time at the club as they aim for a top four finish with five games to go
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Tottenham Hotspur may have slipped from the top four in the last two Premier League games, but nothing can take away the fact that Antonio Conte has done a remarkable job at the club since his appointment in November.
The Spurs sacked Nuno Espirito Santo in November after being in charge for just over three months as the Lilywhites languished in eighth position and risked a free fall at such an early stage of the season.
But Conte has brought them back in with a shot at a top four finish since he took over late last year, and even the Italian has shown how far his team has come in that time.
Asked about Tottenham’s lack of mental strength during Friday’s press conference, Conte said: “First of all I would like to underline that we are fighting for a goal that no one could have imagined at the start of the season. Especially in November, because when I arrived the situation was not good – otherwise you would not change coach. So to arrive with five games to go with the opportunity to achieve this result is a great achievement for us.
“So for this reason we have to face the situation with great enthusiasm, because we have nothing to lose and only to earn. We are doing something special for the situation we faced this season. I’ve talked to my players and it’s the same with our fans, they have to keep supporting us and pushing until the end.
“We are living this dream. We have to go to the end to get a place in the Champions League. It is right to underline that we are fighting for a goal that we did not have in mind at the start of the season. For this reason, I would like to urge everyone at the club to have a great enthusiasm and a great passion, our fans to stay with us and support us from the beginning to the end. If we achieve this goal, all the people in Tottenham should be happy to achieve this goal and everyone should be committed to achieving this goal.”
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As previously mentioned, the Spurs have faltered of late after beating Brighton and Hove Albion and a draw with Brentford in their last two games, which followed an impressive run of seven wins from nine games that had propelled them to fourth place and opened up a three point lead over Arsenal.
But the Gunners have won their last two and restored their top four position at the expense of Tottenham’s recent results, and now have their own two-point lead over Conte’s side as we enter the final month of the campaign.
Both sides have just five games left of the season and are neck and neck for the last spot in the Champions League, including a meeting between the two sides in their relocated derby in North London on 12 May.
It marks a complete change in fortune for the club since Conte came in, who seems to have finally gotten his side to perform well under his favored wing-back system in a 3-4-2-1 formation while he’s in it managed to get the best of some individuals.
Two impressive signings in the form of Juventus pair Rodrigo Bentancur and Dejan Kulusevski have contributed to the club’s resurgence as both players have got off to a flying start since their signing in January, during which they have had a major impact on the team on different areas. of the field.
Conte and his side now have five big games to go as they hope to finish above Arsenal in the race for the top four, but whatever happens it’s clear how much influence the Italian has had since he took the lead in November , and there is a lot of hope for next season.