Antonio Conte was calm after Tottenham Hotspur’s loss to Middlesbrough in the FA Cup on Tuesday, vowing to keep working on improving his team.
Spurs went down to the Championship club in extra-time, just a week after Conte threatened to leave the club after a loss to Burnley.
Asked about his feelings after the game, Conte said: “In this moment I’m the last person, I don’t think about myself. When I speak with my players and in my team I say that we have to think about ‘us’, not ‘me’.
“For me no problem and for me there is the desire, the will, the patience to try to continue to work very hard to improve, to make this team more stable than the past, because I think this is the key that can change the situation.
“I try every day through the work. Also sometimes to speak. For sure in this type of situation you need to find the right key to go into the mind of the players, because it’s not only sometimes a tactical problem or a technical problem.
“Sometimes you have to try to work and to push in other aspects, the mental aspects and try to stay focused and to work also on the training sessions, to keep focusing.”
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