Antonio Conte admits he feels ‘responsibility’ to deliver success at Tottenham after Spurs fans sung his name during the win against Norwich 

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  • Tottenham beat Norwich 3-0 at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday
  • Spurs supporters sing the name of new manager Antonio Conte during the match
  • But Conte acknowledged that it may be too early for him to judge his work as boss.

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Tottenham boss Antonio Conte says he feels a responsibility to fans after chanting his name during their 3-0 win over Norwich.

A surprise goal from Lucas Moura was linked to second-half attacks from Davinson Sanchez and Son Heung-min as Spurs went on to win four Premier League games unbeaten under Conte.


After great indifference under Jose Mourinho and Nuno Espirito Santo, Spurs supporters have taken on the Italian and chants of ‘Antonio, Antonio, Antonio’ ​​began playing around the Tottenham Hotspur stadium on Sunday.

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Manager Antonio Conte has admitted he feels ‘responsible’ to deliver success at Tottenham

They will be hoping Conte is building something special as he is now back in the running for the top-four, sitting two points behind West Ham with a game over. Conte is grateful for the support and feels a responsibility to deliver.

He said, ‘To be honest, first of all I want to say thank you to all the fans who sang my name. ‘On the one hand, I’m very, very excited for it. On the other hand, I feel a lot of responsibility towards my fans.

‘I think they trust my work a lot and it was nice to hear my name, because I just arrived: only a month I’ve been here and of course I have the responsibility that I deserve and maybe it’ It’s quick too.

‘I want to show in the future that I am worth it. I think a good result helps you, but I want the fans to decide to sing my name in this situation, for my work, for my participation in this club.’

Conte's Spurs beat Norwich 3-0 at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday night.

Conte’s Spurs beat Norwich 3-0 at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday night.

Moura’s fine singles goal put Spurs ahead as he scored the Norwich defender, played a one-two with Son and then destroyed a 25-yard effort in the top corner. It was his first Premier League goal since February and Conte wants to see more output from him.

He added: ‘He scored an amazing goal but he has more goalscoring quality and will have to score more goals for the rest of the season. We need this kind of situation. He is very good, we have good quality with important strikers in front.

‘Lucas has great quality and of course I expect to see many more goals like this, but with and without the ball.’

The scoreline probably flattered Spurs as Norwich missed crucial opportunities in the big moments, Teemu Pukki wasted in just the third minute and Adam Idah missed a 1-0 sitter. This was the first defeat of Dean Smith’s reign and he was disappointed.

Norwich boss Dean Smith claimed his team's performance during the game deserved more

Norwich boss Dean Smith claimed his team’s performance during the game deserved more

“I am disappointed and disappointed because our performance is more deserving,” he said. ‘Maybe some lazy pundit would say later that it was expected, but we were always in the game.

‘They were more clinical than us. I thought we were the better team in the first half. A good player scored a really good goal, but we always stayed in the game. I thought we stuck to our game plan and adapted it really well.

‘Performance is a step in the right direction, results aside. We have to learn how to defend better, especially with the set-piece.

‘If we hadn’t conceded that set-piece goal, I think we would have got something out of the game. Our performance level has improved.


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