Conte on top-four race after Newcastle win: ‘Tottenham are going up and up’

Antonio Conte thinks improving Tottenham are “going up and up” and has thanked “amazing” Harry Kane for setting the example for his team-mates.

Tottenham moved up to fourth in the Premier League table and piled the pressure on the Gunners with a thumping 5-1 comeback win at home to Newcastle.

Arsenal – who now have two games in hand – can reclaim their top-four spot if they pick up a point at Crystal Palace on Monday Night Football, but the yet-to-be-rearranged postponed derby between the two rivals is shaping up to be potentially decisive.

It was a man-of-the-match display from Kane against the Toon, despite being a surprise absentee from the scoresheet.

“He was a big example for his team-mates,” Conte said of Kane.

“When you see him work this way, for sure you have to show the desire to continue to work very hard. For this reason I want to tell him thanks because he’s a big example for everything. And I hope to give him satisfaction. Now he is enjoying to play this type of football and we have to try to continue together because I’m seeing many players with great improvement. Every player is improving and for this reason Tottenham is going up and up.”

Conte added: “His performance was amazing. I said to him it was a shame he didn’t score but he played in a fantastic way. To have a player like him in your team makes you strong. To know we have him in our side is very important because he can score and create chances.

Source: Sky Sports

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