Tottenham Hotspur has won their first game at home in the Premier League under the new manager Antonio Conte against Leeds United by 2-1.
While Spurs displayed poor performance in the first half and were booed off by the support at the interval. Leeds dominated the first 45 minutes and led the game by 1-0 thanks to Daniel James.
Conte’s side was way better in the second half and scored twice courtesy of Pierre Emile Hojbjerg and Sergio Reguilon. The home side played with more energy and intensity in the second.
Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 Leeds United:
After this result, Spurs moved up to the sixth place with 19 points in 12 games. Only four points behind the fourth-placed West Ham United. On the other hand, Leeds are in a difficult situation. They are currently sitting 17th in the league with 11 points in 12 games. Only two points above the relegation zone.
While the Lillywhites have now registered five straight home wins against Leeds which started back in 2002. And this was the 100th meeting between these two sides. Spurs won on 38 occasions and the Whites won 33 times and the result has been drawn.
After the game, Tottenham Hotspur boss Antonio Conte said that his first half planning wasn’t right. So, he had to change that in the second half and it turned out to be perfect. He said on the club’s website:
“The game wasn’t easy, but we knew this. I read the stats from Leeds, they are fast in their intensity, in their running, but I have seen a lot of positive things, especially because in the first half, we struggled, we struggled a lot in the tactical aspect, that depends on me, but in the second half, we changed it, we changed plan.
“I asked the players to go to press with intensity and the game changed totally. We must be pleased. To have this kind of answer is important. I was a player, and I know very well that the moment is not good for us, to finish the half 1-0 down, our fans not satisfied with our performance, you can go down. Instead, in the second half, we found the right way, and this is very important because I know we have a lot of room for improvement.”
The upcoming fixtures for both teams:
While Tottenham will be travelling to Slovenia to encounter NS Mura in their next game on Thursday night in Europa Conference League. Whereas Leeds United will travel to the south coast to face Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday evening in the Champions League.