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'He was raging': Antonio Conte and his assistant were furious with 2nd half moment in Tottenham vs Leicester

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Tottenham Hotspur journalist Rob Guest spoke on the Gold & Guest Talk Tottenham podcast about Antonio Conte and his assistant’s angry reaction in the second half of the game against Leicester City on Sunday.

Spurs hosted Brendan Rodgers’ side in what was a hugely important game last weekend. They simply had to win to put pressure on Arsenal and despite a difficult start, they managed to get the job done.

Harry Kane opened the scoring for Spurs before the break, and Son scored a brace in the second half to kill the game. The two Tottenham superstars deserve a ton of credit for putting the ball in the back of the net, but substitute Dejan Kulusevski was our man of the match.

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The Swede came on for the final 35 minutes of the game on Sunday and was on a different level compared to everyone else on the pitch. He really was a joy to watch, but when he was taken out by a Leicester City defender, Conte and his assistant, Cristian Stellini, were furious.

Rob Guest: Why Conte and his assistant were angry during Tottenham v Leicester

The journalist said: “As soon as he came on (in the second half), he impacted the game.

“He made a terrific run through the heart of the pitch, got his way into the area following a weaving run.

“Then, there was another bit, when I think he was up against Luke Thomas, really good flick to get beyond him. Thomas swiped him, he fell to the ground.

“Antonio Conte’s assistant, Cristian Stellini – he raced out of his seat in the dugout. He was raging at the fourth official and Conte wasn’t happy at all about that.”

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A look at Kulusevski’s stats on Sunday

Conte went with Lucas Moura on the right flank against Leicester on Sunday, and the Brazilian couldn’t really affect the game as much as he’d have liked.

Kulusevski came on in the 55th minute and Tottenham instantly became a better side.

In his 35 minutes on the pitch, the Swede, apart from his two assists, had 19 touches of the ball and completed every single one of his 11 attempted passes. He also completed three of his four attempted dribbles and won six of his seven ground duels, which is really impressive. (SofaScore)

There were a few question marks over Kulusevski’s signing in January but after three months, it’s safe to say that the 21-year-old has silenced all his doubters.

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