Antonio Conte reveals Tottenham had been hit by a illness bug that pressured gamers out of coaching with fevers and vomiting forward of their win over Burnley… with Hugo Lloris, Dejan Kulusevski and Harry Winks amongst these to have fallen ailing
Hugo Lloris produced a clear sheet towards Burnley regardless of feeling the ailing results of a bug additionally troubling subs Dejan Kulusevski, Harry Winks and back-up goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini, and forcing them to overlook coaching on Saturday.
‘Hugo had a fever however there was no probability of him lacking an essential sport,’ stated Conte, who named two goalkeepers on the bench as insurance coverage.
Antonio Conte (second from left) stated Dejan Kulusevski (proper) was ailing earlier than the go to of Burnley
Hugo Lloris (third from proper) was additionally unwell however featured for the whole thing of the 1-0 victory
‘It wasn’t simple as a result of the physician despatched me a message yesterday that a number of gamers didn’t really feel nicely with a abdomen downside, vomiting and fever.
‘They confirmed they’re very skilled and perceive the second nicely. The gamers weren’t in 100 per cent bodily situation however Hugo is our captain and he by no means, by no means wished to overlook this sport.’
Harry Kane scored the one aim, a disputed penalty in first-half stoppage time and Spurs moved fourth, two factors forward of Arsenal who’re in motion at Newcastle on Monday.
‘It isn’t simple to play towards Burnley,’ stated Conte. ‘They examined our nerves as a result of it was important to get three factors. We needed to do our job and win to place some strain on Arsenal.
Harry Winks (proper) and Pierluigi Gollini had been additionally stricken however had been on the bench for the sport
‘We all know very nicely it’s not simple to play towards Newcastle, particularly for the reason that arrival of the brand new supervisor.
‘They’re in a superb spell and it’s not a straightforward sport. I’ll watch the sport as a result of I like soccer and I wish to watch and I wish to endure.’
No matter what occurs at St James’ Park, Spurs will go into their remaining sport at Norwich on Sunday with an opportunity of ending fourth.
‘It’s a large achievement,’ stated Conte. ‘I do not overlook our path since November. I noticed a staff that improved lots and deserves, in the identical means as Arsenal, to go for a spot within the Champions League.
‘It’s constructive for the staff, the gamers and the membership to combat for one thing essential. We’ll see what occurs.