Antonio: “We needed this type of win”
Mon 22 November 2021, 16:00|Tottenham Hotspur
Antonio Conte reeled off the positives after Sunday’s hard-fought 2-1 victory against Leeds.
And the message from our new Head Coach was clear - this is just the start.
Goals from Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Sergio Reguilon turned the tide in the second half after a tough first half where Leeds took control and a 1-0 lead. The stadium erupted on the final whistle with Antonio leading the celebrations, congratulating every player and applauding all sides.
“This team, these players and the environment, we needed this type of win,” said Antonio. “You can win, but of you win easily, you don’t understand the difficulty to win.
“Instead, today (Sunday), we could die, but we showed we didn’t want to. We must be pleased, but this is only a point to start for the rest of the season. For sure, we have to continue to work, and I want to continue to see this application, this attitude, this will, this desire from the players.
“Then, they have to know, all players are important for me. It’s good that Winks, the first half, he was in difficulty. Not only him. In the second half, he played well. It was the same for Tanganga, Sanchez when he came in, Sessegnon, he came back into the team, so many positive things.
“Harry Kane... to have a world-class striker like him and to see the way he works for the team, it’s fantastic. It’s a pleasure. Sonny, Lucas, they ran a lot. There were many important things.”