Antonio Conte admitted he was “disappointed” after Tottenham failed to take a number of chances in the entertaining 2-2 draw with Liverpool.
In a pulsating game played out in front of a raucous crowd, Spurs took an early lead through Harry Kane, but failed to make their superiority count as Son Heung-min and Dele Alli missed glorious opportunities to double their advantage.
Like all good teams, Liverpool eventually made Spurs pay, levelling through Diogo Jota just after the half-hour mark before taking the lead through Andy Robertson’s deft header midway through the second half.
A blunder from Alisson in the Reds’ goal allowed Son to steer the ball into an empty net and earn Tottenham a point, but other missed chances from Kane in the second half left Conte feeling a little disappointed after the final whistle.
“It was a good performance, a big effort, good commitment from all my players,” Conte told Spurs’ official website.
“It wasn’t easy, after two weeks, two weeks where we suffered a lot, many players with COVID, my staff with COVID, Under-23 players with COVID, it was difficult to have training sessions, our training ground was closed for three days, so, not easy.
“So, a good performance, a good point against Liverpool, they are, at this moment, one of the best teams in the world, and to play against them is not easy.
“This is one hand. On the other hand, and I’ve said it to the players, we have to be a bit disappointed, because we created many chances to score, and when we have the possibility to kill the game, we have to kill the game and get the three points. So, up and down, good performance, good commitment, but when you have this type of performance, you have to win.
“If you want to improve your mentality, if you want to go to a superior level, I think that, at the end, yes, you have be satisfied with the performance, but you have to go home a bit disappointed because we lost two points tonight.”