Chelsea defeated Tottenham 2-1 at Wembley thanks to a brace from Marcos Alonso and Chelsea boss Antonio Conte revealed he was happy with the great desire shown by the players.
“I want to thank my players, everyone, because they showed me great desire, great spirit, great will, and great heart,” Conte said.
“They were fighters today and for sure I saw a lot of positive things in a moment not easy for us, with suspensions and injury. Don’t forget Hazard stayed out.
“Despite this, to play away against Tottenham and to win is a fantastic result. It’s not easy. We suffered during the game, that’s normal, but I think we showed we were dangerous in every moment. We suffered but we were ready to try to score the second goal and the third goal.
“Don’t forget last season, after 13 wins in a row, we lost against Tottenham. Instead today, I repeat, I saw a lot of positive things.”