Conte: Spurs needed the win to get back on track
Conte had some nice things to say about his side’s victory over Crystal Palace on Wednesday.
Spurs have had a very rough season as they keep losing points people expect them to easily grab.
Manager Antonio Conte believes that his side needed that victory to get themselves back on track.
Conte was relieved after the match to end their winless run and pick up three valuable points, telling reporters: “There are moments when you need this type of performance.
“It was important. Three points, [we] don’t concede a goal. It wasn’t easy. To play against Crystal Palace away is not easy. They beat us last season 3-0 [at Selhurst Park]. [It is] a really difficult pitch to play.
“I have many things to be happy about, especially for the young players. We are facing a difficult situation with injured players, especially. To see that you can count on them makes me happy. Also it’s important because we can create competition.”
Kane’s brace moved him to 264 goals for Spurs, within two of tying Jimmy Greaves as the club’s all-time record goalscorer.
Conte pointed out the striker’s leadership as one of his best attributes, saying: “We are talking about a really world-class striker and he’s going to beat that record with the goals.
“For us he’s an important point of reference. Especially in the moments you know Harry is there ready to fight and solve the situation with goals and assists.
“We have to continue in this way and face every situation, negative and positive, with great character.
“I hope that soon we can have the whole squad available and that will be very important to face Arsenal and Manchester City with all our players and then we can see our true level.”
Bryan Gil impressed against Palace in what was just his third Premier League appearance this season, having come under fire for a below-par display against Villa.
Conte has high hopes for the 21-year-old, stating: “It was important. We are talking about a player born to play football. He understands football so quickly, he’s so clever.
“This league is so difficult. Quality, you have to be fast and have endurance. He has that and also you have to be strong physically. Gil since last season has improved on that aspect.”
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