Tottenham boss Antonio Conte has shared in Friday’s press conference – as per Football London – what he thinks of Leeds United ahead of Saturday’s clash against his Tottenham. He praised the energy and work rate of our team.
Tottenham come into the game having lost four of their last five domestic matches. Losses to Manchester United, Newcastle and Liverpool in the Premier League have been compounded by their Carabao Cup exit to Forest.
A poor result, especially given Conte fielded a side that included many first-team stars. Harry Kane, Eric Dier, Ivan Perisic, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and more. Meanwhile, Leeds rested their best players, Marsch making 10 changes.
We lost to Wolves but there were positives from our young stars. Leeds will be without six players, and potentially seven. Archie Gray, Stuart Dallas, Adam Forshaw, Luis Sinisterra, Patrick Bamford and Mateusz Klich are all out.
Jack Harrison is a doubt. But Leeds will still field a strong side in good League form and may fancy their chances against a tired Spurs. Conte gave his verdict on Leeds, who have propelled themselves into 12th position.
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“A team with great energy, they play football with great intensity, they put a lot of pressure, they have a lot of energy and in this moment I think it is a really tough opponent because we’re at the last game of this marathon,” Conte said.
Tottenham boss Conte shares what he thinks of Leeds
Do Leeds have a chance? The reason we do, is because we are set up to play against a team like Tottenham. Against Bournemouth, or Fulham, or Brentford, they played over the top – beating the press and countering.
It saw those three sides score 11 goals against us. But when a team still continues to play out from the back, like Liverpool or Chelsea, we capitalise. Tottenham are in bad form and it might just see Leeds take full advantage.