Middlesbrough vs Tottenham FA Cup, Conte asks players not to underestimate opponents

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – The Tottenham Hotspur manager reminded Harry Kane and his friends not to underestimate Middlesbrough in the FA Cup fifth round match. The two teams will clash on Tuesday morning, March 2, 2022 Indonesian time at Middlesbrough’s headquarters, Riverside Stadium.

Conte said Middlesbrough had shown one of the best games in the FA Cup competition after eliminating Manchester United. Chris Wilder’s team humiliated Manchester United in front of their supporters at Old Trafford.

“Middlesbrough are a good team. When you can win against Manchester United it means they have important value. For this reason, it will be very important not to underestimate the opponent,” Conte said, quoting the official Tottenham Hotspur.com website, Monday, March 1, 2022.

As a manager who has experience dealing with Premier League clubs, Conte knows very well that every game in England is not easy, especially in the FA Cup. The former Chelsea manager assessed that since being nurtured by Chris Wilder, Middlesbrough had a good match in the Championship or the second caste of the English League.

Tottenham have good enough capital to face Middlesbrough in the match later. Last weekend, Harry Kane cs managed to bring home three points when they met Leeds United in the Premier League. The Lilywhites won 4-0 over Leeds.

Antonio Conte did not deny that his team’s performance was good against Leeds United. However, he reminded that his team’s confidence was quite good before the match against Burnley. But in the end Tottenham had to give up from Burnley 0-1, even though in the previous match they managed to beat Manchester City.

“We have to learn about situations like this. Yes, we have to be confident because we are in a good moment, but at the same time we have to fight to qualify for the next round,” Conte said.

Antonio Conte stated that the mentality of the players must be the same in every match that will be played. “The players must know that in every game they have to fight and pay great attention, focus and not underestimate the opponent,” said the Italian manager.

In addition to the match between Middlesbrough vs Tottenham Hotspur, the FA Cup schedule on Tuesday morning will present the Peterborough vs Manchester City meeting broadcast on RCTI. Then there is also Crystal Palace Vs Stoke City.

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