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Conte warns of tough Tottenham test

Tuesday, January 03, 2017 - 01:18

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte warns his Chelsea side face a tough test from Tottenham Hotspur when the sides meet on Wednesday (January 4).

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SHOWS: COBHAM, SURREY, ENGLAND, UK (JANUARY 3, 2016) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1. (SOUNDBITE) (English) CHELSEA MANAGER, ANTONIO CONTE, SAYING: "Yeah, for sure it is a great achievement for us because to win 13 games in a row is not easy ever in this league. And now is very difficult. And yeah we are pleased for this. Tomorrow, we know that we have a tough game, a really tough game against Tottenham for sure is a good team. A very strong team. For this reason it's important to pay great attention and try to continue our great run but for sure our game tomorrow it will be very tough." 2. WHITE FLASH 3. (SOUNDBITE) (English) CHELSEA MANAGER, ANTONIO CONTE, SAYING: "The league is open and we are only the first game of the second part of the season but don't worry about this, about the other team, about the fans. No one person wants to kill the championship." STORY: Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has warned his side that they face a tough test when they travel to White Hart Lane to take on Spurs on Wednesday (January 4). The London side have won 13 games in a row and are just one win away from equalling Arsenal's all-time record of 14 straight Premier League victories. Speaking at a news conference on Tuesday (January 3) the Italian coach said that whilst he is delighted with the winning streak he wants his team to remain focused when they face Mauricio Pochettino's side which impressed in their recent 4-1 defeat of Watford. "Yeah, for sure it is a great achievement for us because to win 13 games in a row is not easy ever in this league. And now is very difficult. And yeah we are pleased for this. Tomorrow, we know that we have a tough game, a really tough game against Tottenham for sure is a good team. A very strong team. For this reason it's important to pay great attention and try to continue our great run but for sure our game tomorrow it will be very tough," he said. Conte also brushed off any suggestion that the league was Chelsea's to lose. "The league is open and we are only the first game of the second part of the season but don't worry about this, about the other team, about the fans. No one person wants to kill the championship," he said. Striker Diego Costa, the league's top scorer with 14 goals this season, recently revealed that he was close to joining Atletico Madrid last season but Conte never questioned his commitment. "No, no, because when Diego decided to stay he told me that I stay and I want to fight for this club, I want to fight for my team mates, I want to fight for this shirt. No, I'm not concerned. I wasn't concerned," the coach said.

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Conte warns of tough Tottenham test

Tuesday, January 03, 2017 - 01:18