Tottenham boss Antonio Conte felt his facet’s skill to grab the large moments plus the talent of Son Heung-min made the distinction in Sunday’s victory over Leicester.
Spurs wanted all three factors to maneuver above Arsenal and again into the highest 4. And so they duly delivered, with Harry Kane opening the scoring on 22 minutes. The England captain discovered the web with a near-post header from Son’s nook. And it was the South Korea ace who made certain of the factors within the second interval.
The introduction of Dejan Kulusevski made a distinction and Son was available to fireplace dwelling on the hour mark. However he saved his greatest till final, with an excellent curling effort on 79 minutes that gave Kasper Schmeichel no likelihood.
Kelechi Iheanacho notched a comfort in stoppage time however Spurs claimed the spoils. Conte was delighted with the consequence in opposition to a facet able to beating most groups on their day.
“It was a superb efficiency in opposition to a very good crew and never a straightforward sport, however you recognize in England there are by no means any straightforward video games – particularly in opposition to Leicester who’ve a superb squad,” he advised BBC Sport.
“Regardless of making eight modifications the Leicester crew was good and powerful so for that reason we’ve to be delighted we obtained three factors. It was of significant significance to us to remain on this race.”
And the Italian heaped reward on his Tottenham squad for the best way they’ve continued to battle for the highest 4.
“No-one may have imagined once I arrived in November we may very well be on this race nonetheless. However these gamers are deserving to struggle for such an vital place,” he added. “It isn’t straightforward to qualify for the Champions League in England.”
Conte gushing over Son heroics
Son netted his 18th and nineteenth top-flight objectives of the marketing campaign in opposition to the East Midlanders. He’s a vital part of Spurs top-four hopes.
Conte hailed the 29-year-old’s contribution and defined how he made such a distinction.
“I believe we have been extra medical on this sport,” he continued. “There was house for us and we exploited in very properly. That was the important thing.
“We’re speaking a couple of participant (Son) with nice talent and nice skill. He’s superb with the left foot and the precise foot typically the query which is you favorite foot. I’m delighted for him and the strikers.
“Our squad just isn’t so large and we preserve fingers crossed we don’t have many accidents as a result of in any other case we shall be in hassle.”