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Sky Sports pundit believes Spurs under Antonio Conte can clinch a UCL birth
By Eddie Razo -

When Tottenham Hotspur decided to sack Nuno Espírito Santo, the north London club decided to scoop up Antonio Conte, a manager with a track record of winning. 

The Italian tactician has won at Juventus, Chelsea, and Inter Milan, so they brought in someone that can end their trophy drought and put them back in the UEFA Champions League. 

Sky Sports pundit Gary Nevill believes that one of those goals is attainable this season despite Conte having yet to mold the squad into his vision. On the “Gary Neville Podcast” (via Metro), Neville stated that Spurs could push for a Champions League spot this season. 

“Were this team over the hill, and were they spent under Mauricio Pochettino and as good as it can get? But they’ve shown a performance today that can tell us they can really be competitive and push for the top four,” Neville said.

The pundit cites Tottenham holding their own against Liverpool despite the squad coming off a COVID-19 outbreak and having two games postponed. 

“He’s a great manager; you can see the influence he’s had on this group,’ Neville said. “The energy compared to how they were before, the stadium is electric, and it was brilliant in here all the way through the game.”

“You can see him on the touchline. The emotions. He cares passionately and is desperate to win. He’ll be disappointed with the chances missed because I think he set up his team perfectly, but also proud and realize he’s got a good group of players here. We started to question that over the last 12-18 months.”

Tottenham sits in seventh place with 26 points, six behind fourth-place Arsenal, but Conte’s squad has three games in hand on The Gunners to make up ground in the standings. 

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Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
6 months ago

I did say as soon as Conte took over that we would be in the running for top four. In the race with United and Arsenal. More likely we get 5th or 6th but I wouldn’t put it past Conte. Some argued, some laughed. Spam will slip down too… We will only get better.. In one month we have gone back to basics, looking much more solid already.. I also said Conte will switch formation by next season (his favourite 352), he’s already used it against Liverpool. Unfortunately it meant Lucas was sacrificed… Son can play as a fake striker in a free role drifting around and off Kane. It also means he has less defensive duties. It suits him. He can’t play on his own up top, but he’s good with Kane. They both should have scored more against the Scouse. Dele was unlucky too… Good team effort, Liverpool have been destroying teams.. Conte has had games called off, the training pitches shut down, and been forced to train with mannequins! Up the Yids.

James McKevitt.
James McKevitt.
6 months ago

Good performance allowing for the disruption but that wasn’t the Liverpool first choice midfield and Van Dijk was out.

Still I’d have taken the draw beforehand. Onwards and upwards. 👍🎆✨🚀

East Stand
East Stand
6 months ago

For me it was the energy levels, the willingness to close down space, crisp passing, just a feeling that they’re being worked properly in training. Poch like.

Tactically he got it right too and his passion is a breath of fresh air, particularly after the two Portuguese sulkers…

Last edited 6 months ago by Easty
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
6 months ago

Aye, they are actually weak at the back without Van Dijk. They play such a high line too, too high, it makes them vulnerable without him to shore things up. I believe City will win the league again this season and at a canter.

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