Tottenham Hotspur manager Antonio Conte’s position at the club may have been cemented as he delivered a message to his players following the 2-0 Premier League win over Brighton
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Antonio Conte has sent a message of ‘ambition’ to his players as they battle to qualify for next season Champions League.
Spurs sit in seventh place in Premier League table, three points out of Arsenal in fourth place even though the Gunners have one game ahead of their opponents, after their 2-0 win Brighton. And after that result, Conte noted a “major improvement” within his side as they chased a spot in the top four.
It came as a subtle behind-the-scenes change that would have cemented Conte’s position, while also showing he could stick with the club for a longer period of time. And Hugo Lloris has warned his team-mates ahead of their “terrible” Premier League encounter with West Ham on Sunday.
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Hugo Lloris has warned his team-mates Sunday’s clash with West Ham will be “big” as they try to finish in the Premier League’s top four.
Spurs still have hopes of qualifying for next season’s Champions League and have seen their bid for a top four bolstered with a 2-0 win over Brighton. They now have a tough London derby with West Ham to contend with before heading into the international break next week and know the fixture schedule could be key to defining their season according to Lloris.
And the keeper spoke as he offered an insight into the changing room mindset going into the game.
Conte’s message to the players
Antonio Conte has told his players to “have ambition in the right” as they push for Champions League spots.
Spurs beat Brighton 2-0 thanks to goals from Cristian Romero and Harry Kane to rekindle hope after a disappointing 3-2 loss to Manchester United last weekend. And Conte thinks his side are showing “great progress” as he talks about Tottenham’s chances of finishing in the top four.
Hints on Conte’s future
A subtle behind-the-scenes change at Tottenham suggests Antonio Conte could stick around for a longer time at the club, Mirror Football chief writer John Cross has claimed.
In an insight into the inner workings of the club, Cross writes that Spurs have allowed Jorge Mendes to “certainly have growing influence” over transfers.
With Conte suggesting the club need to match its own ambitions, Mendes’ involvement could be music to the Italian boss’ ears – and it could mean his place at The club has been consolidated.