Tottenham Hotspur move just three points off the top four after beating Brighton & Hove Albion 2-0 at the Amex Stadium.
A touch from Cristian Romero following a Dejan Kulusevski shot gave the away side the opener before record breaking Harry Kane smashed home the second to earn Spurs all three points.
Following the match Antonio Conte was full of praise for his players. Especially Harry Kane who broke yet another record becoming the all-time leading goalscorer in games away from home (95 goals). With his goal tonight Kane also surpasses Frank Lampard in the all-time Premier League goal scorers list going into fifth place.
The Spurs boss was quick to mention his joy for Kane saying, “I am happy for him because in every game he has many chances to score.
“To have a striker like him makes us stronger but at the same time his feeling now is positive because he knows he will have chances.”
The main man up top for Spurs will surely feel disappointed despite the landmark achievement having been denied on two other occasions. An early open goal miss as well as a well forced Rob Sanchez save denied him.
Conte also did not hold back when discussing new arrivals Kulusevski and Rodrigo Bentancur who he worshipped for their adaptation to life in the Premier League, “[For them] to go into the team so quickly is great for us, now we are more complete.”
Brighton manager Graham Potter on the other hand was happy with his team’s performance but realises their long run without a win is concerning, “The effort is there but we seem to be a little bit away from a final pass or final opportunity. We are not quite there, and we need to try and help the players get there.”
This result increases the long run of poor results for Brighton with the seagulls picking up just one win in their last ten games.
Things will need to change for them, and Potter feels as though the upcoming international break could shift Brighton’s form, “We need to use the time [the international break] to reset and clear our heads.” This win is sure to give Tottenham a lot of confidence moving them even closer to the top four. Brighton however are left wondering when they will next pick up points with some tough fixtures in store following the international break.