Coach Antonio Conte revealed what he said to the players during halftime.
Tottenham Hotspur recorded a 4-0 victory over Crystal Palace in the 19th round of the English Premier League (EPL) in the 2022-23 season held at Selhurst Park in London, England at 5 am (Korean time) on the 5th. As a result, Tottenham was in 5th place with 10 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses (33 points), narrowing the gap with Manchester United, ‘4th place’, to 2 points.
Victory was desperately needed to turn the atmosphere around. Tottenham, who finished the first half in 4th place, failed to win a win in the two league matches played after the World Cup break. They had a dramatic draw against Brentford, but the performance itself was not satisfactory, and they lost 0-2 against Aston Villa. In the process, they gave 4th place to Manchester United and allowed Liverpool, Brighton and Fulham to pursue.
As if reflecting the recent trend, the performance in the first half was not satisfactory. Even considering it was an away game, it was frustrating. Although the share was slightly ahead, the shooting was only 5 times and there was no threatening scene. Son Heung-min, who had been silent for 8 consecutive games, also continued his sluggish performance, failing to even attempt a shot.
Tottenham, who did that, changed completely in the second half. He pressed Palace by attempting a whopping 9 shots and drove a goal storm. Starting with Harry Kane’s goal in the 3rd minute of the second half and Son Heung-min’s goal in the 27th minute of the second half. A total of 4 goals were scored. Coach Conte, who was confident of victory, achieved a ‘clean sheet’ through stable game management, such as using the last 4 replacement cards.
I wanted to be on the same team. It was Tottenham who came out with the same squad and formation as in the first half, but the performance was completely different. In response, the British media ‘Evening Standard’ wondered what coach Conte had instructed the players during halftime, and Conte replied.
It was simpler than I thought. They hoped to regain their share메이저사이트. “I told them to carry on because the flow was very good at the beginning of the game. At the end of the first half we lost some possession, so I told the players it was important to keep the ball and play,” he said.
Conte’s words completely changed the movement of Tottenham players. In response, he said, “It was really good. Kane scored two goals and Son Heung-min also scored a goal. I’m really happy that the strikers scored a goal.”