You’ve just got to be ready to fight
Burnley travel to Spurs tomorrow for our first away game against them since Antonio Conte became manager.
He saw his team beat Arsenal two nights ago and said: “Now it’s Burnley, a crucial game for us. It will be very important to get three points because we have only one way of trying to take a place in the Champions League and to put pressure onto Arsenal because they have one point more.
“It’s vital, I repeat, it’s our last game of the season at home, we are playing for something important, for a good achievement for everybody, for the club, for the players, for the fans, for everybody. For this reason, we have to play this game against Burnley together. It will be very important to support us from the start until the end with the same intensity that they showed against Arsenal.”
Conte added: “Honestly, I think that we have to look to ourselves and to play our game in this moment. We have to know the difficulty that we are going to face against a team like Burnley, don’t forget, away in the last game, we lost and this made me very angry after the game. We have one thousand reasons to play an important game, an intense game with the right mentality and to try to get three points.
“We are talking about a team that is used to fighting. It’s very important to win duels, to be strong physically and mentally. Tactically they know us and we know them and the way to play, but the game will be very intense with the physicality and for this reason, we have to be ready to play a strong game.
“It won’t be easy, I know this, but at the same time, we are in a good moment, we are in a good position with great enthusiasm around us and we have to use all of these positive situations in the right way.”
Having lost last week against Aston Villa, he added: “When you don’t get the performance you want, you can forget about it, but we didn’t do that. We looked at it with the lads and found out what we could do better from the game and what we learned from it. If you lose a game and you don’t know why you’ve lost it, I think then you’ve got a problem, but we knew exactly what it was.
“After the Villa game, we spoke about what the team have actually done so far. They’re still here and they’ve not gone away, that’s credit to this group and the spirit that they’ve got. It’ll stand them in good stead for the last three games. Nobody can predict what’s going to happen, you’ve just got to be ready to fight.”Follow UpTheClarets:
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