Conte prefers Spurs pressure to ‘tea and biscuits’

Antonio Conto
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Tottenham Hotspur manager Antonio Conte said he is relishing the pressure that comes with managing a Premier League club, adding that a calm life spent having “tea with biscuits” was not for him.

After going unbeaten in his first nine Premier League games with Tottenham, a club record, Conte has suffered back-to-back league defeats, losing to his former club Chelsea and Southampton.

“I think our job brings, not just myself but all the coaches, a lot of stress,” Conte told reporters ahead of Sunday’s home game against Wolverhampton Wanderers.

“To stay at this level you have to manage with stress every day. I think this is normal for us and if you don’t want stress then I think this job is not good for you. You have to stay in your house and stay in bed and stay calm eating good tea with biscuits.”

Spurs are seventh in the league on 36 points, three behind Arsenal in fifth having played a game less.