On Sunday, Chelsea defeated Tottenham 2-0 in a Premier League match. During the first half, the Blues dominated the game. However, Harry Kane’s first-half attempt came dangerously close to influencing the game’s outcome.
Kane slammed the ball in after a brilliant cutback from Ryan Sessegnon in the 40th minute to make it 1-0 for Tottenham. However, the goal was disallowed by referee Paul Tierney due to Kane’s foul on Thiago Silva immediately before the pass. The Spurs were expecting a check on the pitch-side monitor, but the game was restarted without the incident being reviewed.
Tottenham manager Antonio Conte responded to the decision in a post-match interview.
“It was unbelievable to deny this goal in England,” the Italian manager stated.
“Perhaps it’s 50-50 in Italy, but it’s fantastic in England.”
When asked about his team’s performance, Conte confessed that they are far behind Chelsea.
“To be a significant team, you need important players,” he remarked. We are now a long way apart. It will take some time. Years.
“I’m really proud of my guys for their performance. But, if I believe we lost to Chelsea in 19 days, you must understand that there is a significant gap between us and them.
“We did all we could to earn a positive result here, but sometimes that’s not enough, especially when playing against a club like this.” In comparison to us, this club is on another level.” (Source: Mirror)
Conte has been emphasising the need for squad additions in recent weeks. Under the Italian coach, though, Tottenham have yet to acquire a new player.