Conte confident on making Champions League spot

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Antonio Conte believes his confidence is hight enough for Tottenham to make the Champions League spot for next season but insists on working on the team’s mentality.

Tottenham manager Antonio Conte is confident that his side will make the Champions League spot for next his season.

Spurs will host fellow top four challenger West Ham in the Premier League today as both teams will seek to secure European game for next season.

Though David Moyes side are still in the Europa League after the defeated Sevilla in the return leg on the competition.

Speaking ahead of the game at Spurs former Inter manager Conte believes is confidence his high that his side will make the top four.

“In this moment now I have great confidence,” he tells Sky Sports. “My feeling is good because I’m seeing great improvement.

“We are working very hard in these five months [that he’s been in charge] but now I’m starting to see great improvement of my team in many aspects: not only on the pitch but also outside, with the mentality.

“I think we’re preparing to have another step and it will be very important to finish the season in the best possible way to continue to give us the confidence and to continue to believe in the work we’re doing.”

Conte further stated that they have lots of things to work about on the pitch like the mentality aspect of the team.

“I see improvement in many aspects,” he says. “Technically, tactically, and now after four months and a half, the players are understanding very well what I want with the ball, without the ball.

“We are having a bit more time to work on a specific situation on the pitch, we’re having a bit more time to work about the mentality and it happens especially after a defeat.

“For instance, after the defeat against Manchester United, I think we deserved much more. We lost the game but when we lose this type of game you have to learn a lot and try to improve. And on the mentality aspect, to understand there are games where you have to be strong, you have to be a killer. Because in that game we had the possibility to kill – in a sporting way – our opponent. And instead we lost the game.”



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