Tottenham give Conte a first victory
First Premier League victory for Antonio Conte. In the emergency, the new coach of Tottenham could only chain, two weeks ago, a victory in the Europa League Conference in front of Vitesse Arnhem (3-2) then a draw snatched from Everton (0-0) . Returning from the international break, his Spurs were not transcendent at home against Leeds, but they had the merit of going for the three points (2-1) when the situation was badly embarked on. Marcelo Bielsa’s players were thus better off, authors of a rather deserved opening scoring at the very end of the first period by Daniel James (44th). After the break, Harry Kane immediately missed the equalizer (46th) and Hugo Llloris had to release a real beautiful parade against Daniel James, again (47th).
But Tottenham stuck, returning first by Hojbjerg (1-1, 58th) before forcing the decision by Reguilon (2-1, 69th). Late in possession, shots and corners, the Londoners have indeed won, carried by the grinta of their new Italian coach who has continued to harangue the crowd in the last moments. « We changed what was needed in the second half, is satisfied the former Chelsea technician (for Sky Sports). I told the players that it was a starting point, if we want to build on it. to be that it was good to take that goal at the last minute before the break, at half-time they showed me that they could win. We deserve to win, we played attractive football. We want to change everything. » The Antonio Conte era is on.