We’re looking more of a threat
It seems as though Spurs are under new management every time they visit the Turf and that’s the case again tomorrow when Antonio Conte will be in the visiting technical area.
Conte has been to Burnley twice previously as Chelsea boss, getting a draw on the first occasion and beating us 2-1 as his time at Stamford Bridge was drawing to a close.
He’s recently replaced Nuno Espirito Santo and is demanding more from his players following their defeat in Europe against NS Mura when they did make a number of changes.
“I know very well what kind of game we expect against Burnley. Burnley is a tough game, they play with intensity, they put pressure on, they play a lot of long balls and they are very good in set-pieces, so we have to pay great attention. But in this moment, we all have to think that we have to give more.”
He added: “Before a game, you have to know everything about your opponent. We are studying Burnley. They are working with a really good manager for many, many years, and this is important for them. I know the atmosphere will be hot, but we must be ready, ready to fight and to give everything to try to get the three points.”
With just that one win this season against Brentford, Sean Dyche admitted: “We’ve got to get more wins, that’s quite apparent, but the performance levels are good, so we need to look at our performances as much as worrying or overthinking anything else.
“It’s just sometimes you need the connection. There’s no doubt in my mind that there are still some highly talented players there, that’s a given for Tottenham sides over the last few years. Getting the best out of them, that’s his job, and his record suggests that he will. I’d really hope that he doesn’t this weekend, that would be helpful.”
We have been finding the net more often recently, including three in each of the last two home games. “We’re looking more of a threat over the last couple of weeks, but early season I actually thought we were playing pretty well,” he said. “The balance has to be right at both ends, and I think we’ve tidied that up a bit.
“I still think we can offer more of a threat in the attacking third. It is coming, and we’ve got to defend well as well, especially in the Premier League because it’s very strong teams you’re playing against.”Follow UpTheClarets:
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