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Why Antonio Conte did not celebrate Tottenham’s late winner vs Bournemouth

An explanation for Antonio Conte’s muted celebration vs Bournemouth has been provided.

Tottenham faced off with Bournemouth in a Premier League match on Saturday.

Antonio Conte opted to rest a number of players ahead of Spurs’ crucial Champions League showdown with Marseille next week.

However, Tottenham were still able to come away with a win on the day thanks to a 92nd-minute winner from Rodrigo Bentancur.

After the winner, though, Conte’s celebration was very calm and the reason for this has now been explained.

Harry Kane’s stoppage-time goal in the midweek draw with Sporting Lisbon was ruled out by the VAR for a fractional offside and Conte explained how that controversial decision was playing on his mind at the weekend:

“I came back when I knew the goal was regular!” he said. “I thought in my mind and my heart I can have a heart attack because in two days to score and then have goal disallowed!

“I repeat also the nastiness they put into the pitch because I have seen in the eyes of my players the desire to win this game. Also when we drew 2-2 and then in our mind the only thought was to take the ball and start to play again. This reaction was really positive and I want this from my players.”

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