Tottenham Hotspur News: Antonio Conte got his first win as Sours boss on the weekend against Leeds. Following the victory, he had praises for Pierre-Emile Højberg, whom he referred to as a “Warrior”.
Antonio Conte’s first Premier League home game as Spurs boss was very eventful. Tottenham Hotspur welcomed a struggling Leeds United side led by another influential coach in Marcelo Bielsa.
The match was predicted to be a tactical affair between the two managers and it didn’t disappoint. Leeds United took the lead against Tottenham just before halftime courtesy of a Daniel James goal.
Tottenham Hotspur didn’t hold back and responded early in the second half through Pierre-Emile Højberg. Sergio Regulion then added a second before the 70-minute mark to give Spurs a 2-1 victory at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium.
Tottenham Hotspur news: What did Antonio Conte say about Pierre-Emile Højberg
After the match, a pumped-up Antonio Conte heaped praises for his players. The Italian was especially happy with Højberg’s professionalism in the game.
Antonio Conte said that he was proud of the fact that Pierre-Emile Højberg didn’t celebrate his goal. The Danish midfielder scored in the 58th minute through a close-range strike courtesy of a Lucas Moura assist.
The Højberg goal was an important equalizer for Spurs who were not able to find the back of the net before that. Antonio Conte referred to the Danish midfielder as a Warrior in the interview conducted by the Tottenham Hotspur Website.
The Italian said “He’s a warrior and he understood that 1-1, it’s not enough for us. Today (vs Leeds), it was important to win.” Højberg has started in all three games for Antonio Conte this season. And the comments made by the manager should provide even more encouragement for the Danish midfielder.
Pierre-Emile Højberg has been the centerpiece of the Spurs midfield ever since Jose Mourinho signed him. Last season the midfielder started in all 38 Premier League games for Tottenham Hotspur, scoring two goals and providing four assists.
Højberg has been ever-present this season as well. He has started all 12 Premier League games for the club and has scored 2 goals.
The Spurs boss was pumped up at the full-time whistle
The win was very special for Antonio Conte and the manager was pumped up at full-time. The intensity and the joy exploded in the Italian as soon as the full-time whistle blew. The Italian was seen passionately celebrating with the players and the fans at full time.
The job has just started for Antonio Conte at Tottenham Hotspur. His next assignment would be against Slovenian club Mura in the UEFA Confederations League. Spurs would then travel to face Burnley in their next Premier League assignment. It has to be seen as to where Tottenham Hotspur finishes in the standings at the end of the season.