Tottenham can win Premier League title, says Chelsea boss Antonio Conte
By Simeon Gholam
Last Updated: 05/01/17 10:02am
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte believes Tottenham are in a position to fight for the Premier League title after they beat his side 2-0.
Dele Alli headed home either side of half-time at White Hart Lane to bring Chelsea's 13-game winning run to an end, and are now third in the table just seven points off Conte's side.
"It's a pity to stop this run but Tottenham are a really strong team and one of the teams that can fight for the title until the end," Conte told Sky Sports. "They fought last season and for sure can fight this year.
"I saw a game with a good balance. Two good teams with good intensity and pressure that tried to win. Tottenham scored in two strange moments at the end of the first half and then after we missed two chances to equalise."
Both of Alli's goals came in very similar circumstances as he nodded home twice from Christian Eriksen crosses, and Conte said his side will be looking at the highlights in training over the next couple of days.
"I didn't see the situation but for sure I saw a good cross and a good header," he said. "Then we'll see tomorrow or in two days the highlights of the game. When you concede two goals you have to improve.
"We are top of the table because we are working a lot, but for sure this league is very tough and we must continue to work and improve. A defeat can happen against Tottenham, now it's important to restart."