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An 88th-minute Marcos Alonso goal, his second in the game, gave Chelsea a huge 2-1 win over Tottenham at Wembley, and the Blues manager was justifiably over the moon after the game.
I want to thank every one of my players. They showed me great desire, great spirit, great will, great heart, great will to fight. I saw fighters in a moment that’s not easy for us with the suspensions and the injuries
Antonio Conte said, having come up with a relatively alternative lineup, with the suspended Gary Cahill and Cesc Fabregas unavailable, after their red cards on the opening match of the Premier League season against Burnley.
We suffered during the game, but we were always dangerous in every moment. We know very well that a lot of teams improved if you compare with last season. But we have to concentrate on ourselves. It’s not important if we are not favourites in this league. It was the same last season
Conte also said, before repeating
I’m very happy when I see this type of game. I’m not speaking about football, but this spirit, this heart, this desire. I must be satisfied because my players gave me everything today. They did the same last season. There will be more great difficulties in this season, but the only way we can get through these difficulties is to work
the manager of the Premier League champions said.