Tottenham kicked off their Premier League marketing campaign with a powerful 4-1 win over Southampton.
Spurs truly fell behind in simply the twelfth minute due to a James Ward-Prowse volley, although levelled the scores simply 9 minutes later as Ryan Sessegnon headed house his first Premier League objective for the membership.
Eric Dier headed his aspect forward along with his first objective in three years, earlier than a Mohamed Salisu personal objective and a Dejan Kulesevski strike wrapped up the scoring and secured all three factors within the second half.
Talking after the sport, Antonio Conte was impressed along with his aspect’s show.
“It was a very good efficiency for the ultimate outcome as a result of we acquired three factors however particularly as a result of we deserved to win,” he instructed Sky Sports activities. “We created many probabilities and I like the best way we had the possession and the best way he pressed very excessive and the best way we tried to win the ball once more once we misplaced possession. There have been quite a lot of conditions that we labored with on the staff.
Having made seven signings to date this summer time, Conte opted towards beginning any of them on this afternoons sport, with the Italian occurring to debate the work he has finished to enhance the aspect after saying the squad he inherited was ‘actually poor’.
“The message was very clear that we’ve signed new gamers to enhance our squad as a result of our squad was actually poor final season and the Champions League spot was a giant achievement.
“Our first objective was to enhance the squad, not simply gamers bodily but additionally mentally.
“We needed the fitting gamers for my philosophy and at present I most popular to make use of gamers from final season as a result of they’re extra dependable than new gamers as a result of we’ve solely spent two weeks with a few of these gamers due to accidents and Covid.
“We’ve used widespread sense to choose the gamers which have the fitting traits to enhance our squad. We have now to work to enhance and we now have an ambition to make ourselves higher than yesterday.
“Being joyful or not joyful was not the issue. It was discovering an answer to enjoying 4 competitions – to do that you want a squad of 20-22 gamers and actually final season was actually poor within the medical side. We have now improved that side.
“The membership all the time pays consideration – they’ve proven widespread sense, not solely to spend cash, however to get gamers with sure traits to enhance the squad.”
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