Tottenham beat West Ham 3-1 on Sunday to boost their hopes of qualifying for the Champions League and manager Antonio Conte has issued a warning to bitter rivals Arsenal, who currently occupy pole position
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Harry Kane and son Heung Min were involved in all three goals to propel their side into fifth place – three points behind their bitter game-in-hand rivals. Series winner Conte said: “You know very well that I like to fight. I think my past gives me the chance. I also deserve the chance to fight for victory.
“The only way to put pressure on Arsenal is to take three points. To win. There are nine games left and for us every game has to be a final. They have a good advantage because they have been working with the same manager for many years and have had many transfer markets with the same manager.
“Maybe they’re more ready than we are now, but in five months we’ve done a fantastic job with these players.” The victory was the first time Spurs have won in a row First League Games since December Kurt Zouma The own goal put them in the lead after nine minutes.
Son added the second after 24 minutes and struck again with two minutes left. Said Benrahma met west ham his consolation. “I now think we’ve closed the gap with a lot of teams in England. For example, two months ago we played him Chelsea three times and we lost three games.
“It was right because Chelsea were better than us in every way. Now after two months I would like to have another chance to see our level. I’m sure our level has improved a lot now and Chelsea would have to fight a lot to win against us than before.”
Two-time goalscorer Son stole the spotlight but paid tribute to Kane’s contribution of three assists. “Before the international break it’s always good to win the game and go home with a clear head,” Son told Sky Sports. Hopefully when we come back we’ll be ready to leave again.
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“I’m just doing the runs as an option for Kane. If he doesn’t pass the ball to me, he might have room to pass or shoot to someone else. It’s incredible to have this striker next to me. I’m really sorry for him today that he didn’t score. He looked sad. I feel sorry for him as a striker, you want to hit everything.”
West Ham boss David Moysmeanwhile regretted his side’s performance but welcomed the international break, adding: “I think not only me but all the coaches are happy about the break because of the intensity of the games. “It’s not an excuse because we want to be a big one Association.
“When you play in Europe you have to get used to it and the players have to get used to it, the preparation time, the recovery time, the only thing we have is a lot of resilience and the players basically showed that today. Maybe has we were missing something.” good defense and a good finish, but overall we didn’t give up or give up.”
https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/antonio-conte-arsenal-tottenham-westham-26515755 Antonio Conte warns Arsenal as Tottenham apply pressure in top-four race