Conte: Usually my team will not concede four goals. If we have more experience, we can cope with the second half better

January 20th, a supplementary game in the 7th round of the Premier League in the early morning of this morning
In the game, Tottenham were reversed by Manchester City 2-4.
In an interview with SPURSPLAY after the game, Tottenham coach Conte said that the team could have better dealt with the situation in the second half.

Conte said: “My thought was that we had a great performance and if I compare this game with what we did last season, I think we played better tonight. But conceding four goals is
It’s not normal, it’s the first time something like this has happened to me since I’ve been in charge of this team.”

“Normally, my team never concedes four goals, especially in 45 minutes. I’m disappointed in that. On the other hand, of course, I see that we try to perform in every moment.
With my own personality, it was difficult for Manchester City. If we had more experience, I think we could have dealt with the situation better in the second half.”

“I think we were perfect in the first half because we pressed high up, we put a lot of pressure on the opponent, we played with intensity and when we moved the ball we gave City problems. And then
In the second half, conceding a goal after a few minutes is definitely a disaster.”

“At the same time, I stress that in order to deal with a situation like this, you have to stay calm, get through this difficult period and then start playing again. We have given a lot in that regard this season and it was the same situation against Arsenal.
We deserved more than losing 2-0.”

Speaking about Perisic hitting the post at 2-2, Conte said: “I said before the game that in this type of game, when you play against Manchester City,
To get a good result against one of the best teams in the world, you also need a bit of luck.”

“On the contrary, we were a bit unlucky because when it was 2-2 we had a good chance to score. I’m sure if we had gone 3-2, the situation would have changed completely, the mentality had changed completely. Because we
City will probably be very frustrated if the belief is going to improve again. But football is what it is and we have to accept that and try to take positive steps to try to improve.”

(Ma Dongyu)