Antonio Conte revelled in a “perfect day” after Tottenham Hotspur’s 5-0 rout of already-relegated Norwich on Sunday’s last day of the Premier League season noticed his facet qualify for subsequent time period’s Champions League. Spurs kicked off two factors in entrance of Arsenal, figuring out their north London rivals needed to beat Everton on the Emirates and hope Conte’s males slipped up in the event that they had been to disclaim them a fourth-place end. But with Dejan Kulusevski and Son Heung-min, the joint-winner of the Premier League’s golden boot, each scoring twice and England captain Harry Kane additionally on the right track for Spurs, the end result at Carrow Road was hardly ever unsure.
Only a number of weeks in the past, Conte had insisted it will take a “miracle” for Tottenham to complete within the prime 4, however the Italian supervisor has masterminded an excellent run that ends the membership’s two-year absence from the Champions League.
“It was a perfect day for us,” Conte informed the BBC. “We got a place in the Champions League. I think for a club like Tottenham to play Champions League is a great opportunity.
“It was not simple as a result of in England the league could be very tough. There are many prime groups. To get a spot within the Champions League means we did one thing wonderful.”
Conte was adamant his belief in Spurs’ ability had never faltered, saying: “Nine video games in the past… I used to be very clear with my gamers and the media. I stated now I really feel we’re prepared and may combat till the tip. It was the proper second.”
Asked if guiding Spurs into a place among European club football’s elite ranked as one his biggest achievements, the experienced Conte — previously in charge of Juventus, Chelsea and Inter Milan, as well as the Italian national side — replied: “I believe so.”
The 52-year-old Conte, who replaced the sacked Nuno Espirito Santo in November, added: “Honestly it is by no means optimistic to come back right into a group in the course of the season.
“For me it was a big challenge, maybe the biggest challenge in my career. I’m really satisfied. I want to thank my staff and my players.
“If we had been capable of attain this massive achievement, it is as a result of everybody gave every part.”
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