after Palace’s victory, but the “Levy Out” shouts persist
Tottenham’s resilience was praised by Antonio Conte after they defeated Crystal Palace 4-0 to revive their top-four challenge following their demoralizing loss to Aston Villa.
Despite missing a number of important players at Selhurst Park, Spurs moved two points behind fourth-placed Manchester United as a result of an outstanding second-half performance. The exceptional Harry Kane scored twice and set up a goal for Son Heung-min. Conte was happy with Kane’s performance, as his recent negative demeanor had suggested he would need to consider his options carefully before deciding to extend his contract before it runs out at the end of the season.
Having this kind of win and earning three points are always crucial, according to Conte. “This inspires assurance. After a strong first half against Aston Villa, we let up the goal, which significantly reduced our confidence. It was difficult to bounce back in two or three days following a setback at home against an opponent we were anticipated to beat and go again. The reaction was excellent. Great personality and character were displayed by my players.
In 11 games, it had been 11 games since the Spurs had opened the scoring. In response to the team’s underwhelming performance, fans have criticized Conte’s playing style and demanded the resignation of Daniel Levy, the team’s chairman. Even if there were additional “Levy Out” chanting during the victory over Palace, Conte’s team appeared to be in fantastic shape for their upcoming matches against Arsenal and Manchester City. Richarlison, Dejan Kuluseveski, and Rodrigo Bentancur are all expected to make their injury comebacks for those games, according to Conte.
The Spurs boss stated, “We know we face Arsenal and Man City, the two title challengers for this Premier League.” “It’s crucial to arrive with a solid victory. I want the injured players to get better. We’re referring to significant figures. Richarlison, Kulu, and Bentancur should all be available in these ten days, I think.
Before praising Kane, who has now scored 264 goals for Spurs and is only two goals shy of Jimmy Greaves’ club record, Conte lauded the youth team of Oliver Skipp and Bryan Gil for their performances. Conte predicted that the striker in question would break all previous goalscoring records. When things become tough, you can always count on Harry to be there, ready to fight, ready to support teammates, and ready to put an end to things with goals and assists.
After seeing Palace lose by a significant margin at home for the second time in a row, Patrick Vieira was largely unimpressed. The manager of Palace claimed that the quality of the Spurs forwards was the issue.