Soccer-High-four end like a title win for Spurs, says Conte


(Reuters) – A Premier League high 4 end for Tottenham Hotspur this season can be like successful the title, supervisor Antonio Conte stated on Saturday after his workforce bounced again from their midweek Champions League exit with a 3-1 win over Nottingham Forest.

Harry Kane bagged a first-half double and Son Heung-min added a 3rd as Spurs eased the strain on Conte, whose future on the membership has been the supply of hypothesis after Wednesday’s Champions League elimination by the hands of AC Milan.

The victory was Spurs’ first in 4 video games after a demoralising 10 days throughout which in addition they crashed out of the FA Cup and misplaced to Wolverhampton Wanderers within the league.

“For us to complete within the high 4 is like successful the Premier League,” stated Conte, who led Tottenham to a fourth-placed end final season. “It occurred final season, and I spoke about it being a miracle.

“This season it will likely be far more tough, there are a lot of groups concerned and on this second there is just one place obtainable.”

Tottenham have 48 factors from 27 video games, six greater than fifth-placed Liverpool, who suffered a shock 1-0 defeat at Bournemouth however have a recreation in hand. Newcastle United, who play Wolves on Sunday, are an additional level adrift of Liverpool in sixth.

Though Chelsea remained tenth after their 3-1 win over Leicester Metropolis, Conte stated he couldn’t rule out Graham Potter’s aspect as contenders for the ultimate Champions League qualifying spot.

“Liverpool is a competitor on this race. Newcastle is a distinct Newcastle to the previous, they’ve invested some huge cash they usually have a robust workforce,” Conte stated.

“I do not take into account Chelsea exterior as a result of Chelsea has a chance to win the final 11 or 12 video games in a row as a result of the squad is actually, actually sturdy.

“A high membership appears to be like to themselves. We’ve got to be targeted on our path and to attempt to do our greatest till the top of the season after which we see which is the place we’re in a position to obtain.”

(Reporting by Hritika Sharma in Bengaluru; Modifying by Jamie Freed)

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