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Antonio Conte: Tottenham must stop conceding goals

Antonio Conte: Tottenham must stop conceding goals

Antonio Conte has told his Tottenham team to improve defensively.

Spurs have shipped 21 goals in their last 10 Premier League matches and Conte has warned his team that they must tighten up if they are to breathe new life into their season.

He said after the 4-2 loss to Manchester City on Thursday (19.01.23) : "I think we have to improve the spirit, the collaboration, the will, the desire, the feeling to suffer also because maybe we have forgotten to suffer and to understand that if we want to win the game then maybe you have to stay there, to suffer like last season.

"In other side, compare to last season, we are doing less and to concede 21 goals in the last 10 games, this is usually a team that fights for a relegation zone, conceded 21 goals in 10 games, but we have to find the balance."

Conte continued: "To continue to improve the positive situation and to turn the season, especially turning the situation we have to improve to concede a goal easily, to concede in this moment at least two goals every game, we have to turn this into a positive.

"The only thing we are doing is the work, we are continuing to work with the players."

Conte is still hopeful that Spurs can have a positive season but he has to be "realistic" about the problems his team face.

The Italian coach said: "Then we want to be realistic but at the same time in myself I dream. I dream, I want to play Champions League. There are 18 games in the Premier League. There is another competition in the FA Cup and for sure in our mind we need to dream of something important.

"But at the same time to be realistic because if you are realistic I think that you are not stupid and you understand the work that we have to do something more if the dream is to become a reality."

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