Tottenham: Cristian Stellini shares ‘massive boost’ for Spurs
Tottenham assistant coach Cristian Stellini has claimed that they have been handed a ‘massive boost’ ahead of their Champions League last 16 second leg with AC Milan.
The Lowdown: Spurs second leg incoming…
Spurs host the Rossoneri on Wednesday evening with Antonio Conte‘s side looking to come back from 1-0 down and secure a place in the quarter-finals.
Brahim Diaz’s very early goal for Milan in the first leg cemented victory heading into the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium clash with Spurs now chasing this tie.
The competition represents Tottenham’s last chance to win any form of silverware this season, having been knocked out of the FA Cup last week.
The Latest: Stellini raves over ‘massive’ Spurs boost…
Speaking to the media ahead of Milan (via football.london), assistant coach Stellini claims Spurs have been handed a ‘massive boost’ with Conte’s return on Sunday.
Speaking on Saturday, the Italian said:
“Antonio will be a massive boost for us from tomorrow until the end of the season.
“It is important that Antonio is back.
“We want to have him back with a different result but the team show to Antonio it is alive. They want to win, they want to control the game, they want to dominate the game and this is important I think.”
The Verdict: Huge…
While murmurs continue to surround the future of Conte, with reports suggesting they’ll likely part ways at the end of this season, it is still crucial he is present from now till the end of 2022/2023.
Spurs still have a chance to qualify for next campaign’s Champions League and a strong finish to this season will ensure their place in the pot.
European football is crucial in maintaining both the club’s elite status and drawing players in the summer transfer market.
The return of Tottenham’s elite tactician will, with any luck, give them a major lift for these crunch last few months.