Tottenham manager Antonio Conte has been speaking to the press ahead of his side’s meeting with Brentford on Saturday.
The Lilywhites head into the game looking to bounce back from their 1-0 loss at the hands of Brighton last weekend.
Ahead of facing Brentford, Conte was asked if he is concerned that the defeat to Brighton was more than a one-off, to which he responded:
“For sure, our hope and our desire in every game is to play well, score goals and also to get three points, but you know very well that every game is not simple and this league is very difficult and in every game you have to be 100 per cent, otherwise you risk [losing],” Conte said.
“I think during a season, this type of situation can happen, especially because don't forget Brighton won the last game against Arsenal, and then yesterday Manchester City before they scored the first goal, they struggled against a really good team.
“At the same time, I think a draw was fairer, but we have to learn that when there are games you can't win, you're not to lose. This is important because at the end of the season, also the draws, the one point, can help you reach your target.”
Brentford vs Tottenham
Should Tottenham’s form indeed continue to flounder, it would spell the end of their top-four hopes.
Spurs remain 4th in the Premier League. However, Arsenal are only behind them on goal difference after picking up a huge 4-2 win over Chelsea in midweek.
The Gunners do have to face Manchester United this weekend. But given United’s current form, Arsenal will fancy their chances.