Tottenham Hotspur and their new manager, Antonio Conte, had received boos from supporters in the English Premier League party last weekend.
It happened when Spurs fell behind in the first half to Leeds United, and the fans who packed the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium looked dissatisfied with the performance of their favorite team.
Daniel James opened Leeds’ lead a minute before half-time before Tottenham came back in the second half and turned things around thanks to goals from Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Sergio Reguilon.
Conte, who is making his first home game in the Premier League as Tottenham manager, admitted that his side deserved to be criticized for playing below par.
“Our fans are not satisfied with the football we play and I agree with them,” the Italian tactician said at his post-match press conference.
“Leeds played with high intensity and we struggled so much. They played better than us. They won a lot of tackles and we often lost possession easily.”
“In the second half we changed our scheme and tactics, and we started to put pressure on [pada Leeds]. We created some chances, should have scored more goals. [Tapi] This is an important win.”
“I’m happy with the players because I changed the scheme and they played with personality. Winning this way means good.”
The win moved Spurs up to seventh in the table and just four points off the Champions League spots after West Ham United, Arsenal and Manchester United both suffered defeats.
“We want to make our fans proud,” Conte continued. “They are disappointed, just like me and the players.”
“To get this reaction shows we have character, heart, passion. Now we have to keep improving. The most important word is to work, and make our fans proud.”