Gary Neville on Monday Night Football: Antonio Conte has brought fight to Tottenham

Tuchel, Conte sent off after full-time bust-up

Gary Neville insists Antonio Conte has brought spirit and fight to Tottenham after he twice came back to secure a 2-2 draw with Chelsea on Super Sunday.

Conte and Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel were sent off as tempers flared after Harry Kane’s late equalizer earned Spurs the most unlikely of points in a pulsating encounter at Stamford Bridge.

The pair had already been booked for a head-to-head altercation after Spurs’ opener, scored by Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, but came to blows after Kane rose unmarked to pull Spurs level for the second time . in the 96th minute.

Neville, keep talking Monday night footballsaid Conte has brought to this team characteristics that Spurs have lacked in the past.

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“I was watching thinking what a Chelsea performance, but Conte has that Rafael Benitez, that Jose Mourinho spirit, that tenacity that you know his teams never die,” Neville said.

“They go all the way and when Ivan Perisic’s second corner went in, you have no surprise.

“It was a brilliant moment for Harry Kane and Conte was absolutely mental on the touchline. It meant a brilliant atmosphere at the end of the game.

Harry Kane celebrates after leading Tottenham level at Stamford Bridge
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Harry Kane celebrates after leading Tottenham level at Stamford Bridge

“You just expect that from Conte. His teams can play badly but they can get results, which is a great quality.”

Since Conte’s arrival at Spurs in November 2021, they have scored five goals over 90 minutes, second only to Leeds United, who have seven.

Also, Tottenham are only second behind Liverpool in points gained from dropping positions.

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On the stats, Neville added. “This is a pretty good place to be.

“They have fought.

“One thing we’ve always accused Spurs of not having is fight and tenacity.

“It’s all the things that Conte has and that’s what he’s instilled in them.”

Tuchel and Conte accused of misconduct by the FA

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Thomas Tuchel and Antonio Conte clashed on several occasions throughout the ill-tempered game at Stamford Bridge

Thomas Tuchel i Antonio Conte have been charged with misconduct by the FA after the pair were sent off following Sunday’s 2-2 draw between Tottenham and Chelsea.

The couple have until Thursday, August 18, 2022 to provide their respective responses.

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Tottenham boss Antonio Conte was tight-lipped in his full-time altercation with Thomas Tuchel after the encounter at Stamford Bridge.

Conte’s exuberant celebration of Spurs’ first equalizer outside his penalty area angered Tuchel and the Chelsea manager later hit back when Reece James restored the hosts’ lead, slotting past the Italian and along the touchline to celebrate with the Chelsea fans.

But the duo came to blows after Harry Kane had put Spurs ahead for the second time in the 96th minute.

The managers had to be separated before being shown red cards as the notoriously fiery derby spilled over.

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After Thomas Tuchel and Antonio Conte’s altercation after Sunday’s London derby, we are in for some of the greatest efforts in Premier League history.

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Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg celebrates after the draw with Tottenham at Stamford Bridge
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Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg celebrates after the draw with Tottenham at Stamford Bridge

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