‘Space to exploit’ – Conte explains why Spurs may be better against big teams

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Antonio Conte
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Antonio Conte believes his Tottenham side is better suited to playing against big sides in the Premier League and has called for his stars to play without fear when they face Liverpool this weekend. 

Conte’s men travel to Anfield on Saturday looking to improve their position in the top four race after getting back to winning ways last week against Leicester. 

But Spurs will have it all to do against a fearsome Liverpool side, who are unbeaten domestically this year and recently booked their place in the Champions League final. 

The reverse fixture in North London saw Spurs earn a 2-2 draw in an entertaining encounter where the hosts squandered plenty of opportunities to emerge with all three points instead. 

And while the odds will be stacked against his side, Conte believes Liverpool’s expansive style of football can suit Tottenham’s ‘characteristics’, potentially leaving Merseyside with a positive result. 

He said (via Football.London): “I think when you play against these important teams it’s important that there is the great desire to everybody to find a way to stop these top teams. This reason against Man City it happened twice and against Liverpool we drew at home.

“For sure when you play against a team that likes to play face to face, maybe for the characteristics of my players it’s better rather than against a team we don’t find much space to exploit.

“Also against Leicester the same, a team that play face to face. Attack and attack.”

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Travelling to Liverpool is hard enough as it is, and it has been made even more challenging due to the fact that Spurs are now desperate for three points. 

But Spurs have done it against Premier League leaders Manchester City twice this season, so they have proved it isn’t impossible if they play well enough. 

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