Tottenham boss Antonio Conte admitted that his facet ought to have achieved a lot better after making arduous work of their FA Cup victory over Morecambe.
Spurs came from behind against their League One opponents in a sport which didn’t go all their manner. Certainly, regardless of each side having probabilities within the first half, it was Morecambe who took a shock lead.
Tottenham’s defending was sluggish and so they struggled within the first portion of the second half.
Nonetheless, Conte introduced on Harry Kane and Lucas Moura and the substitutes each scored as Spurs got here by 3-1 winners.
“You realize very effectively that we’re speaking about Harry Kane and Lucas Moura, two of an important gamers in our squad,” the supervisor informed his post-match press conference.
“Sonny [Son Heung-min] was injured. For positive my expectation when this gamers got here in was to alter the scenario.
“For a giant a part of the sport we struggled. We needed to rating and had the chance to attain very quickly. Then whenever you concede a objective in a set piece for positive the temper and your opponent begin to really feel that they’ll beat you.
“We all the time struggled to be inventive and in the long run we have now to be disenchanted as a result of we are able to do a lot better.”
Earlier than Moura and Kane turned it round for Spurs, Harry Winks equalised with a wonderful free-kick.
Taken from the left, he arced the ball proper throughout the field because it looped over Morecambe goalkeeper Trevor Carson and into the right-hand nook.
Conte added: “Our goal was to go to the subsequent spherical and we received the sport. For positive we struggled quite a bit within the first a part of the sport and conceded a objective from the set piece.
“We need to win as a result of in these kind of video games you need to present your power. They defended with 11 gamers and that’s regular in these video games however you will need to discover the fitting resolution.”
Conte talks Ndombele efficiency
Whereas Spurs struggled all throughout the pitch at occasions, midfielder Tanguy Ndombele was significantly within the highlight.
He got here off for Oliver Skipp after 69 minutes to a refrain of boos from the house followers contained in the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Conte stated: “I used to be so targeted on the pitch and in soccer you need to be good to attempt to change your opinion if somebody is disenchanted with you.
“It occurred to me in addition to a participant with somebody being disenchanted in my efficiency.
“I feel in the course of the sport you need to strive the very best resolution to search out one thing, particularly I’m seeing that we’re dropping 1-0 and you need to attempt to change one thing.
“Particularly when you could have on the bench, gamers of prime degree. I made a decision to present a little bit of a relaxation to Lucas and Kane, however in the event you can change the scenario and you’ve got one of these participant.”
Tottenham return to motion on Thursday when going through Chelsea within the second leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final.