Antonio Conte insists he wants this to be the last season Tottenham are solely focused on securing a spot in the top four.
Conte signed for Spurs midway through the season after the club’s slow start under Nuno Espirito Santo threatened to derail their campaign early on, and while improvement has been clear to see, so too has the gap between the team’s current level and where Conte wants them to be.
“In this moment I have to be honest with you. In this moment, our minds, me, the club, and the players have to be focused on the last five games,” Conte said.
“For sure, I said to you a lot of times, at the end of the season we speak with the club but with pleasure, in a really good way. To speak and try to find the best solution for everybody. This has to be clear, this.”
“I repeat, don’t forget I like to have ambition, not only to fight for a place in the Champions League or a place in UEFA (Europa) League.
“I think that, honestly, I want to fight for much more, you understand? For much more. I think also I deserve to do this.”
The north London side is currently fifth on the log with 58 points, two off the top four.
🎙 “We have to go step by step.”
Antonio Conte on our final games of the season ⤵️ pic.twitter.com/MfQbI362Ck
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