Soccer-Tottenham boss Conte disappointed at fans' booing

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[1/3] Soccer Football - Premier League - Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool - Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, Britain - November 6, 2022 Tottenham Hotspur manager Antonio Conte Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Couldridge

LONDON, Nov 6 (Reuters) - Tottenham Hotspur manager Antonio Conte said helium was disappointed with the fans booing his broadside astatine halftime during their 2-1 location decision by Liverpool successful the Premier League connected Sunday.

It was not the mode the Italian wanted to people his archetypal day successful complaint of the northbound London nine arsenic Tottenham slipped down to 4th successful the table.

"First of each I deliberation we person to amusement a large respect each the clip for our fans," Conte told reporters. "They are our fans and they wage their tickets.

"At the aforesaid time, if you inquire maine if I was a spot disappointed (about the booing), yes. Because it's important successful each infinitesimal to beryllium honorable and I deliberation I ever proceed to repeat, we person conscionable started a process.

"I deliberation aft a twelvemonth we person made a batch of improvement. If idiosyncratic thinks aft conscionable a twelvemonth we're acceptable to win, I accidental it would beryllium really, truly difficult.

"Liverpool is simply a truly bully illustration that you request clip and patience. If we person this everybody is okay. If not, past we tin suffer our passionateness and our enthusiasm."

While a 2nd successive location league decision was painful, Tottenham did much than capable to gain thing from the crippled with a vibrant second-half display.

Mohamed Salah had fixed Liverpool a 2-0 pb by halftime with a brace arsenic Tottenham, yet again, started a crippled slowly.

But Harry Kane replied aft the interruption and Tottenham went adjacent to hauling Liverpool backmost with changeless pressure.

Tottenham fans person been disgruntled astatine times this play due to the fact that of a perceived deficiency of flair connected the transportation and Conte's alleged blimpish tactics.

But the broadside person qualified for the Champions League past 16 and are well-placed successful the league.

Conte said his broadside were inactive acold from challenging for trophies, though with Son Heung-min and Richarlison some injured they were astatine a disadvantage connected Sunday.

"When Tottenham is missing these players it's not similar different clubs. Tottenham can't spend to suffer each these important players. We are managing the concern successful the champion imaginable way," helium said.

"I americium experienced capable to beryllium capable to accidental that we are acold from different teams who are utilized to winning."

The 1 agleam spot was the instrumentality from wounded of Swede Dejan Kulusevski who made an contiguous interaction aft coming disconnected the bench, mounting up Kane for Tottenham's goal.

Reporting by Martyn Herman; editing by Clare Fallon

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