Antonio Conte refuses to rule out Tottenham exit regardless of Champions League qualification

Antonio Conte mentioned Tottenham’s top-four end felt like successful a trophy – then refused to present categorical assurances he will probably be on the membership subsequent season.

Pied Piper Conte celebrated with Spurs’ travelling followers after their five-goal romp at Norwich as Son Heung-min completed on 23 targets to share the Premier League Golden Boot with Mohamed Salah. However Conte, repeatedly requested if Champions League qualification means he will certainly stay at Tottenham, replied: “We’ll see. I all the time mentioned on the finish season we communicate with the membership and discover greatest answer for me and the membership.

“Now for me, the membership and the gamers it’s good to have 4 or 5 days of relaxation after which, with the thoughts clear, you’ll be able to take into account the entire season. You must be calm earlier than you discuss. There’s a variety of emotion in my thoughts, my coronary heart and my head now. Because of this it might be good to relaxation for 4 or 5 days, meet the membership and discover the very best answer. I’m an individual with ambition and I prefer to struggle for one thing vital. I prefer to struggle to win trophies.”

Conte, who signed an 18-month contract when he succeeded Nuno Espirito Santo final November, was happy sufficient with pipping Arsenal to fourth spot. He mentioned: “I’ve to be trustworthy, I feel it [finishing fourth] is among the most vital achievements in my profession. For me it is a trophy and I’m very glad.

“Generally it isn’t solely whenever you raise a trophy to be glad – I feel we reached the utmost stage that we dreamed of in November as a result of then the state of affairs was not so good for a lot of causes. Immediately is actually vital to rejoice this large achievement however, for certain, to change into aggressive and be able to struggle for one thing vital it’s essential to enhance loads in lots of facets and everyone has to do the best path on this course of.

“We have to enhance loads as a result of subsequent season the league will probably be very troublesome – with 5 subs you’ll be able to change a recreation. If the bench is robust like a prime group, like Metropolis, Chelsea, United and Liverpool, it’s essential to enhance loads your squad in high quality and numbers.”

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Son was elated to share the Golden Boot with Salah – despite the fact that he missed eventually three probabilities to win it outright – and he mentioned: “It’s unimaginable to have this award. I can’t imagine it. I obtained actually emotional. I dreamed of it as a baby. Actually it’s my in palms now, I can’t imagine it.

“Till my purpose I used to be actually pissed off that I missed large probabilities. I informed the gamers I missed the simplest probabilities and scored one of many hardest ones, however I didn’t hand over. I needed to attain right now.

“This season was an incredible lesson. Subsequent season we will look ahead to the Champions League. Everybody deserves to be there. Conte offers us so many various issues. Earlier than he got here right here no person believed we’d attain the Champions League.”

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