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Antonio Conte wants more passion at Tottenham

Antonio Conte wants to spread passion at Tottenham.

The Italian coach was an animated presence on the touchline as Spurs came from behind to beat Leeds 2-1 and hopes that he can spread his enthusiasm around the club.

Conte said: "I have a great passion and I want to transfer it in all the environment. When it comes to passion, you either have it or you don't.

"This win is very important because we struggled today. We played two different games and they beat us on the tactical aspect in the first half. To play against Leeds and against Bielsa is not easy. We must be satisfied. This is only a point from which to start for the rest of the season."

Conte believes his celebrations reflected on how difficult Spurs found it to win the game as they required an improved second-half display.

He said: "We celebrated the win because I think that it was difficult and we knew this. I read the stats of Leeds and they were the first to bring high intensity. In the first half, we struggled a lot because they played better than us, they won tackles and they led the game. We conceded possession too much.

"In the second half, we changed the plan tactically and we started to put pressure in every area of the pitch. We created chances to score and maybe we deserved to score more goals. For sure it's an important win because we needed this."

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