Antonio Conte provides his verdict on Brendan Rodgers making 8 modifications for Leicester City vs Tottenham Hotspur
It was a simple time out for Antonio Conte and Tottenham Hotspur as they steamrolled Leicester City to win 3-1 on the day. In what got here as a giant increase for his or her top-four hopes, Harry Kane and Son Heung-min each rediscovered their scoring contact simply in time for the large video games.
Whereas the Foxes are arguably among the best English groups exterior the standard ‘huge 6’ on their day, Brendan Rodgers made Conte’s job a bit simpler by making eight modifications to the crew that drew 1-1 to AS Roma final week on the King Energy Stadium.
The Foxes are within the semi-final of the UEFA Europa Convention League, a event Spurs had been eradicated from within the group stage this season. They’re clearly on the hunt for a European trophy and rested a few of their largest names for the return leg in Rome this Thursday.
The likes of Wesley Fofana, Jamie Vardy, and Youri Tielemans had been neglected of the beginning XI, however they nonetheless had a powerful crew to face Spurs on the day. And that’s the reason Conte believes that Leicester’s eight modifications doesn’t actually change the character of the duty his crew had on their palms.
Talking within the post-match interview, as quoted by The Specific, the previous Inter Milan manager was stuffed with reward for his crew and highlighted how there are not any simple video games within the Premier League.
“It was a great efficiency in opposition to a extremely good crew and never a simple recreation, however in England there are by no means any simple video games – particularly in opposition to Leicester, who’ve a great squad. Regardless of making eight modifications, the Leicester crew was good and powerful, so, because of this, we’ve got to be delighted we acquired three factors.”
It isn’t Spurs’ concern relating to how Rodgers needs to handle his squad. If he needs to make our life simpler by resting a few of the huge names, our followers could be greater than welcoming of that call.
The Lilywhites are concerned in a really heated top-four race the place they now face Liverpool and Arsenal of their subsequent two league video games. The Gunners are neck-and-neck with Conte’s aspect within the race for a UCL spot, so we will count on them to discipline their strongest XI vs us.