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Tottenham boss Conte hails fans for victory over Arsenal: Holding had to go

Tottenham boss Antonio Conte hailed the home support after their 3-0 rout of Arsenal.

Harry Kane struck twice, with Heung-min Son also scoring as Arsenal defender Rob Holding was sent off for two bookings.

Conte said, "For sure a good result. The most important thing was to get three points. This way we continue to stay in the race for a place in the Champions League.

"Tonight was very difficult because when you must win it is never easy. I know the pressure that is on the shoulders of the players and on my shoulders. To play in this way with this intensity and this passion makes me very happy. I have to thank my players and the fans because the atmosphere was amazing. They pushed us from the start until the end. Now I ask our fans to do the same on Sunday because we have another must-win game against Burnley. We are playing against a team trying to avoid relegation.

"I think it was a good response from the first game as they won 3-1 against us. These types of games are not easy. It is a game we must win. We could only get one result.

"I am pleased to see my players with this concentration and also with the right calm and positive pressure. I think we are improving. To be stable is the first step to be a calm team."

On Holding's two bookings, he added: "It was very clear both situations. Usually when you lose it is normal to complain. Holding deserved to take a yellow card before and the referee decided to wait a bit. Son against Holding was a really tough day for him."

Conte also said, "Harry Kane is very accurate in every training sessions. He stays afterwards to do penalties. I have never seen him make a mistake. Honestly, I'm very calm because I know that he is very good. We are talking about a fantastic striker.

"Our fans, they are going to play an important role on Sunday. We need to go altogether. We are very close to reaching an important target for us. There are no easy games for us.

"I know Son Heung-min wanted to continue to play but I had to think not only about this game but to have fresh players. They spent a lot of energy. I made the decision to give them a bit of rest. He promised me on Sunday he will go to try to score."


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