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Antonio Conte wants veteran players to step up in the final stretch for a top-four finish

By Eddie Razo -

Following the loss to Manchester United at Old Trafford, Tottenham Hotspur has a significant hurdle to get over if they hope to finish in the top four. The north London club sits six points from fourth place Arsenal, so they’ll also be looking to jump over four clubs, which is challenging.

During his press conference with the media, manager Antonio Conte wants his veteran players like Harry Kane, Son Heung-min, and Hugo Lloris to step up for the final 11 matches of the season.

Conte states that he wants his veterans with experience to lead the way for the young players who don’t know much about the pressure’s in a race for UEFA Champions League football. Furthermore, he wants all his players not only to give 100-percent but give more than they’re accustomed to this season. 

“If you want to have a hope to fight until the end for this type of target, this is the moment I have to ask a lot to the big players,” Conte said, per The Athletic.

“To Harry, Hugo, and Sonny. These players have to lead the situation to keep us until the end there.”

“At the moment, experience is very important. We don’t have a lot of experience in this team, and it’s right to ask the players with experience and big talent to give everything,” Conte said. 

“I think they’re giving everything, but 100 percent is not enough. We need to ask 120, 130 percent to have this type of target. It will be very important to have people with great talent to lead us until the end and to try to be very close to reach this target.”

Tottenham will travel to American Express Community Stadium for a matchup against Brighton & Hove Albion. Points are valuable, so Spurs can’t afford to drop any this week. 

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Eddie
Eddie
6 months ago

This is another flaw that is part of Levy’s master transfer strategy.In our situation we need ‘ready to go’players to hit ground running and particularly with PL experience.It’s so sad that he just doesn’have a clue.

Archibald&Crooks (SC)
Archibald&Crooks (SC)
6 months ago

All very well Tony but Son is just not right atm (slip sliding away) and as for Lloris he must be the poorest distributor from goal (I compared him to a proper big lump when we played Stains).
Which brings me on to a major problem of getting 2 at OT but still losing.
“The prosecution calls The Tottenham Defence”
I know we will be ok when The Rock returns with his organisational skills and speaking multiple languages an’ all but until then it needs a boot up the ‘arris.

Eddie
Eddie
6 months ago

Who is this Rock you are referring to?Am I missing a joke here?

CowSpurs
CowSpurs
6 months ago

Son looks like he is ‘trying’ too hard. The Middlesbrough and Man Utd games saw him losing the ball far too much, but mainly because his options are limited. Kane looks in good form though. Hojbjerg is either doing everything very well and going unnoticed or is hiding. He seems to be on the pitch doing very little (granted . Without a creative option coming from deep Son and Kane (and now Kulu-Kulu-Kulu-Kulu-Kulu-KULO KULOToure) have to burden the attacking option. Liverpool, City, Chelsea, Utd rely on options from midfield and full back. We are sadly lacking in this.

Basically, every player needs to step up no matter their seniority. I understand what Conte is saying but this is a team game.

If we get top 4 I’ll eat my hat (I’ll have to go out and buy one first). Even with Conte’s arrival we are still only fighting for 6-8th. The demise/inconsistency o other eams has kept us in the race. If we had any consistency we would be 15 points better off and a sure fire bet for 4th. As with the last 10 years we have been a couple of players short to reach our goals, whether it was to win the league, a trophy, a top 4 finish.

Lord Croker
Lord Croker
6 months ago

That’s all very well. Tonight should be very telling if these sentiments are falling on deaf ears.

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