Sat 05 November 2022 | 8:55

Conte: I understand Klopp's frustration because we cost them the title

Tottenham manager Antonio Conte says Liverpool is an example to follow for them and insists he has nothing but respect for what Juergen Klopp has achieved with Liverpool.


is 10 points clear of


ahead of their clash on Sunday. Conte’s side is in third place with 5 points behind leaders Arsenal who has played one game less. Liverpool is in tenth place with 15 points.

Jurgen Klopp criticized Tottenham’s tactics after their last meeting at Anfield in May which finished 1-1 but Conte insists he has no problems with Klopp’s comments.

Conte said in a Press Conference:

"Yeah, but if you remember he lost the Premier League for this result.

"I understood his frustration. They lost the title for these two points. But you know, instead we reached the Champions League with that draw.

"It's OK, every coach has to speak for his team – and for every coach it's important to understand the best strategy to reach a good result.

"Honestly, I have seen again the last game we played against Liverpool and, if there was a team that deserved to win, it was Tottenham, not Liverpool.

"But I understand after a game when you felt you lost the Premier League to say something wrong against another team, but he has said sorry because he understood.

"No problem for me. When you are angry, it's very difficult sometimes to control your emotion."

Tottenham qualified for the last 16 of the Champions League last week and Conte believes Liverpool under Klopp is a good example for them.

"I think that Liverpool have to be proud because in the last five years they were the big, big rivals for Manchester City,"

Conte said.

"Without Liverpool, I think it could be like Italy with Juventus.

"For this reason, they have to be proud to reach this level and I think they improved a lot in these years. Sure, they spent money, but Klopp has changed Liverpool and the club gave him the possibility to invest.

"We are talking about an important club in the world with the possibility to spend a lot of money, but it's important to spend the money in the right way.

"I think it was really difficult to become the rival to City and you need the important players, you need the players to be really strong if you want to win. Otherwise you have to be honest and say you have other ambitions."

source: SportMob

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