Antonio Conte believes his Tottenham players win games and ex-England players are tipping Arsenal to finish ahead of Spurs
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Tottenham Hotspur boss Antonio Conte has admitted he feels more comfortable about his team’s ability.
former arsenal Midfielder Paul Merson has claimed Spurs are a one-man team and that Harry Kane’s form will be the deciding factor as to whether the north London side finish fourth or not First League. With eight games remaining, the Spurs are currently holding the Finals Champions League Job.
Tottenham beat Newcastle five last time out, with the north Londoners having strong momentum heading towards the business end of the season. They have missed out on the top 4 in the last two years and are aiming for a return to the top European table.
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Conte believes in players
Conte has more confidence in his team winning games as he continues to spread his ideas around the capital.
The Italian has been in charge since November but endured a mixed spell early on in north London, culminating in talks over his exit a few weeks ago. But a revival of form has brought Spurs close to qualifying for the Champions League due to fourth-place finishes in the Premier League and Conte has claimed he is “comfortable” his team is improving.
“This league is very difficult but if you compare it to the past my team has improved a lot. I feel more comfortable playing against the opposition now,” said the former Chelsea manager.
Merson doubts Spurs
The former Arsenal midfielder has tipped his old club off in a bid to put Tottenham in last place in the Champions League.
The now Sky Sports pundit has questioned whether Spurs have what it takes to finish fourth in the Premier League without world-class striker Kane. Merson has described the club as a “one-man team” and believes the Gunners will overtake their north London rivals.
“Once he has one of those days off Spurs will slip and Arsenal will fall,” Merson wrote in his Daily Star Column with a north London derby still to come.
Cole predicts the top 4
Ex England and Chelsea Winger Joe Cole has added his voice to Arsenal’s many picks to finish above Tottenham.
win last week newcastle United took Spurs to fourth place ahead of Arsenal with less than 10 games to go. The Gunners have a game in hand despite the two clubs meeting in the league in May. Cole has said London clubs will take third and fourth place but Spurs will not be either team.
“I think it will be Chelsea and Arsenal in the last two positions,” said the former England international JOE.
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