Peter Crouch has claimed Tottenham’s sensational late turnaround against Leicester City serves as proof that Antonio Conte has instilled a winning mentality into the squad.

Until deep into stoppage time at the King Power Stadium, it looked as though Spurs’ unbeaten Premier League record under Conte was about to come to an end.

However, Steven Bergwijn, who came on as a substitute on his return from injury, produced his best moment in a Tottenham shirt, helping the club seal a historic turnaround deep into stoppage time.

It was the second time over recent weeks that the North Londoners have produced a late winner following Davinson Sanchez’ stoppage-time winner at Watford.

However, the events on Wednesday were considerably more dramatic compared to what happened at Vicarage Road, with the Spurs players, fans and staff going from bitter disappointment to absolute elation in a matter of just a minute.

Crouch admitted that the drama and emotions that we saw at the King Power Stadium are what football is all about.

The former Tottenham striker told BT Sport 2 after the Lilywhites’ 3-2 win (19/01/22 from 21:30 onwards – as relayed by The Daily Mail): “He (Conte) is bringing a winning mentality.

“There is a long-standing thing with Tottenham that they are soft in areas and that they lose.

“But for him to come in and win in that way is great. The manor of the league and the way it’s going at the moment, the top four spot is open. The fans will start believing.

“This is what football is about. What an end to the game. And for Conte to keep his unbeaten record…in that manner. Wow. I’m just glad to be here.”

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There is a misconception among some fans that football is about seeing your side win trophies. If that were the case, more than 95 per cent of clubs out there would not have any supporters as they never get to see their side win silverware.

What the game is about is emotions. Nothing else apart from football could have produced the wide array of emotions that we went through in the final stages of that game against Leicester. That game will certainly be remembered for many years to come.

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