Tottenham Hotspur head coach Antonio Conte will be in the dugout for Saturday’s Premier League match against Brighton & Hove Albion after recovering from Covid-19.
The Italian has confirmed that he is feeling better after testing positive for Covid and has been involved at the training ground this week while social distancing but plans to lead his side as normal at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Saturday.
Conte, 52, tested positive for the virus after his side’s 4-1 triumph over Aston Villa last weekend.
What did Conte say at the Press Conference?
‘I attended the training session from a distance. My staff did a really good job. After the game against Aston Villa and the day after, I started to feel a few mild symptoms, pain in my throat and I asked to have a Covid test and it was positive but now I’m fine, I’m well.
‘For sure during this week it was a strange week for me and also the players as they are used to having training sessions with me and not only my staff but it’s ok because my staff is doing a great job.
‘I attended a training session from a distance and I think on Saturday I will stay in my place on the bench. Given the length of time [since] my [positive] Covid test, I think I can stay on the bench on Saturday.’
???? “Now I’m fine and well. It was a strange week.”
Antonio Conte explains the impact on his sides preparations for Brighton after contracting covid-19. pic.twitter.com/Pyv7k1nwEe
— Football Daily (@footballdaily) April 14, 2022
Antonio Conte also stressed on how Champions League football will change the live of he Player and the Club.
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Antonio Conte on Tottenham's hopes of securing a top-four finish in the Premier League this season ???? pic.twitter.com/pL5gEKd8pf
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) April 14, 2022