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Antonio Conte: Was he right to say his first Premier League match at Tottenham was a great result?

Tottenham manager Antonio Conte expressed satisfaction at Everton's draw. Was it a great result for Tottenham?

Antonio Conte
Antonio Conte

Antonio Conte took charge of his first Premier League match as Tottenham Hotspur boss. His first match was the high tension match against Vitesse Arnhem in the UEFA Europa Conference League which Tottenham won 3-2.

He returned to the dugout for a Premier League match for the first time since he left Chelsea in 2018 and it was a trip away to Everton. The match ended goalless and Everton defender Mason Holgate received his marching orders late on in the game but nothing was spectacular in Tottenham's performance.

"Today I have seen the heart of my players," Conte said after the match. "The passion, the will to fight, the will to sacrifice, the will to understand that there was a moment very, very difficult for us and to see this type of reaction make me more confident for the future.

"Sometimes you can teach our players the tactical aspects and improve your players' physical aspects but the heart, the passion, the will, the intensity, you have or not. My players are showing me these aspects and that we are in a good position and it is a good point to start for me."

Tottenham had zero shots on target, had 17 fouls and received four yellow cards which made the match short of great as Conte said. Tottenham are ninth with 16 points after 11 games.

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