Conte demands more from his players after draw

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Antonio Conte was happy with the performance against Eintracht Frankfurt in the Champions League but wants more from his players.

Tottenham manager Antonio Conte has stated that he wants his players to be more clinical after the draw against Eintracht Frankfurt in the Champions League.

Spurs were hoping to bounce back from the North London defeat against Arsenal on Saturday but ended up sharing the points with the German club.

Speaking with the media after the Champions League game the Italian said he is pleased his side created chances but wants his players to be more clinical.

“The performance was positive because I think we played a good game with great intensity, we put a lot of pressure in every zone of the pitch and created chances”, Conte said after the match.

“If I have to find something that we have to improve, for sure, we need to be more clinical. In this type of game, when you create chances, you have to be clinical, and you have to score. If you don’t score, you don’t win.

“I was sure about the reaction of my players (after Arsenal). We need to be a bit disappointed, because when you produce this kind of effort in a game, you deserve to win, but I repeat, to win, you need to score. We need to be clinical at the right moments to score. At least we finished the game 0-0, this game, at the end, I thought was like the Sporting Lisbon game, it was in the balance, we lost chances to score and then on 92 (minutes) they (Sporting) scored the two goals.”

Tottenham will host Frankfurt in the return leg of the Champions League next week and the former Juventus manager wants the fans to push the player like the German fans did.

“We need our fans to create an amazing atmosphere, like tonight, because we played not just against Eintracht Frankfurt, but also the whole stadium,” added Antonio. “They pushed their players a lot and for this reason, in the second game, I’m sure our fans will push us from the start until the end because in the next two games, we are playing to go through to the next round.

“I always said in this group there is a great balance. In every game you can win points, or you can lose points, every team. For this reason, it’s upon us, two games to play at home now, then Marseille away, and I’m sure with our fans at home we’ll try to do our best to go through to the next round.”




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