Antonio Conte enjoyed a “perfect day” after Tottenham Hotspur lost 5-0 to already relegated Norwich on the last day of the Premier League season, meaning his side qualified for next season’s Champions League. Spurs kicked off two points for Arsenal knowing their north London rivals would have to beat Everton in the Emirates and hope Conte’s men would slip if they denied them fourth place. But with Dejan Kulusevski and Son Heung-min, the joint winner of the Premier League’s golden boot, both scoring twice and England captain Harry Kane also on target for Spurs, the result at Carrow Road was rarely in doubt.
Just weeks ago, Conte would have insisted it would take a “miracle” for Tottenham to finish in the top four, but the Italian manager has come up with a stellar streak that will end the club’s two-year absence from the Champions league.
“It was a perfect day for us,” Conte told the BBC. “We have a place in the Champions League. I think it’s a great opportunity for a club like Tottenham to play the Champions League.”
“It was not easy, because in England the competition is very difficult. There are many top teams. Getting a place in the Champions League means we have done something excellent.”
Conte was adamant that his belief in Spurs’ ability had never wavered, saying: “Nine games ago…I was very clear with my players and the media. I said I now feel we are ready and see you.” fight the end. the perfect moment.”
When asked about guiding the Spurs to a spot in Europe’s elite club football that is considered one of his greatest achievements, the veteran Conte – formerly responsible for Juventus, Chelsea and Inter Milan, as well as the Italian national team replied: “I think so. .”
Conte, 52, who replaced sacked Nuno Espirito Santo in November, added: “Honestly, it’s never positive to get into a team during the season.
“For me it was a big challenge, maybe the biggest challenge in my career. I’m really satisfied. I want to thank my staff and my players.
“If we have been able to achieve this great achievement, it is because everyone has given everything.”
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