Carabao Cup: Chelsea show us they’re ‘top Club’ – Conte

Antonio Conte, Tottenham Hotspur Coach

Tottenham Hotspur boss, Antonio Conte while addressing the media following the Carabao Cup semi-final first leg defeat at Chelsea on Wednesday night said his side struggle against Chelsea because they’re “top Club”

Chelsea took the lead just five minutes in after some poor passing around the back from Spurs.

Conte said Chelsea present themselves to be much stronger against his team

According to him: “Before the game, I said this type of game can show us the gap there is between us and a top club like Chelsea. I think that we struggled a lot this evening against Chelsea. They showed to be stronger, much stronger than us. For sure you have to be disappointed.”

“but on the other hand, you have to understand there is an important difference. I know this. Also after this game and this game confirmed what I thought about the difference between the teams but we need to have patience. We need to have patience because there is a lot…

Conte: “…a lot of job to do in many aspects. I think honestly that in this moment and the last years the level of Tottenham has dropped, it has dropped a lot.” He added

 It’s not easy to play at Stamford Bridge. They were very concentrated, won the ball every time. Then we conceded an unlucky goal. But when you start the game and after 15 minutes they score, the game becomes very difficult”

“They were much better than us, we have to clap the performance of Chelsea. I like to tell the truth. There is a lot of job to do in Tottenham.”