Published: Fri, April 21, 2017
Sports | By Phillip Butler

Time for Spurs to prove their worth - Conte


Chelsea beat Spurs earlier this season in their league meeting at Stamford Bridge, but Spurs got their revenge when they defeated Conte's side at White Hart Lane in January.

But led by England internationals Harry Kane and Dele Alli, Tottenham finally look capable of winning major honours and Conte says Pochettino's men need to end their club's nine-year trophy drought (Spurs won the League Cup in 2008).

"I think these are two different competitions, the FA Cup, great competition, great tradition, the oldest competition in the world, very important for the country, and then there is the league".

The PFA Premier League Team of the Season has been announced, and as usual, there are a number of outstanding players who may feel hard done by not to have been included in the XI.

"They can step up to the mark more than they have, but the responsibility is on everyone here to do better than they have been doing". I think for the neutral, it is a terrific semi-final of teams left in the competition.

With their passing ability, the two Belgian defenders allow the Tottenham midfielders to push higher up the pitch and they can play the ball into the holes between the opposition's defensive lines or switch the play to the flanks. If he wasn't already in elite status after last season's indomitable form, than the Belgian certainly rose to that level since August.

Tottenham should, in theory, enjoy a feeling of home advantage at Wembley, where they have hosted all of their European games this season and are due to play home fixtures from the start of next term.

Former England midfielder Ugo Ehiogu was rushed to hospital after collapsing at Tottenham Hotspur's training ground, the club confirmed.

Conte can understand why so many fellow Premier League managers have expressed their interest in signing Terry, whose lengthy list of accolades include four league titles and a Champions League winner's medal.

In all, 14 clubs have been represented in the last 10 Premier League teams of the year.

"If you ask me for tomorrow, my answer is it is very hard". When the season finishes we can have those discussions about our own players and potential targets.

"He has unbelievable talent and he is a fantastic leader - one of a dying breed of leaders".

"That's the reason why you play for a club like this".

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