Tottenham was stunned at home by Brighton in the Premier League.
Spurs are fourth on the Premier League table ahead of Arsenal, West ham, and Manchester United in their quest to play in the Champions League next season.
However, Antonio Conte is optimistic his side will learn from today’s defeat to Brighton at home.
What did he say?
“I think that you have to try to do much better than today. We have to know that we are in this race for the Champions League,” he said.
“I think not many people thought this, but we are in this race because we showed that we deserved to stay there. Now we have to continue. Once you are in a good position at the table you have to keep this position.
“It’s a good opportunity for us also to cope with pressure, because when you arrive and then you know that you are a fantastic target for you.
“You’re winning the league and you are first and then you have to cope with the pressure, with the other results and I think this is a good opportunity for us to improve because I think this group of players need it, no? They needed this type of examination for improvement.
“For sure, not a good result for us and a lesson that we can learn today that there are games that if you’re not able to win, you’re not to lose.
“It was very clear that today wasn’t our day but I understand we wanted to try and get three points because it was very important for us to get three points playing before our rivals in the race for the Champions League.”
Brighton on the other hand had won two consecutive matches in a row now.
Speaking after the game Graham Potter insisted this win was better than the one at the Emirates Stadium and that his side have moved on from “Armageddon”.
“It feels it (better than the win at Arsenal),” he said. “I thought the performance was a step up, the players were incredible, the work rate, discipline. We had a good organization and attitude to defend and being brave with the ball.
“We asked questions of Spurs, it wasn’t a smash and grab and we were playing against a team with some world-class players who are in a good moment.
“We knew we had to be good and we were today. It was deserved, that’s my feeling. For us, a great day for the club, three points, clean sheet, not so bad since it was Armageddon about three games ago.
“It was only fair that if we beat Arsenal we had to go to Spurs and beat them.
“Three games ago it was the end of the world. The reality of Brighton in the Premier League is that you are going to have to suffer.”