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UCL: I was scared – Conte says after Spurs’ 3-2 win over Frankfurt

Tottenham press conference recap: Antonio Conte on Son Heung-min, Kane and Champions League win - football.london
Antonio Conte

Tottenham boss, Antonio Conte has admitted that he was scared by his side during their win over German side, Eintracht Frankfurt in the Champions League on Wednesday. Conte said he was scared towards the end of the game that his side would give away their crucial win.

Antonio Conte’s men climbed to the top of Group D with a 3-2 win, but it was almost a ‘disaster’ for them as things got nervy in the last minutes of the game. Spurs went behind but rose to the occasion with goals from Son Heung-min (2) and a Harry Kane penalty.

The Premier League side were comfortable on 3-1 until a late goal from Faride Alidou made things edgy and Kane’s penalty miss in stoppage time as Conte was starting to fear the worst.

“The negative aspect is the final part and it has to be a big lesson for everybody, for me. The game finishes when the referee whistles three times. In the last part of the game, everybody conceded the game ended and for this reason we made a big mistake. We conceded a corner they scored, then we missed the penalty. When we missed the penalty I admit I was a bit scared, because I thought everything can happen.”

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