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‘We need to be more clinical’ – Tottenham boss after goalless draw at Frankfurt

Tottenham Hotspur boss Antonio Conte has urged his side to be more clinical after they were held to a goalless draw at Eintracht Frankfurt in the Champions League. 

Spurs were looking to bounce back from their disappointing 3-1 loss at Arsenal but were frustrated by their German opposition at the Deutsche Bank Park. 

The visitors produced a better performance than their recent display at the Emirates Stadium but their failure to convert chances meant they had to settle for a point. 

Harry Kane and Heung-min Son were particularly disappointing as they squandered some brilliant opportunities. Frankfurt also created good chances but failed to make them count.

Conte was pleased to see a response from his players after the derby defeat but conceded they need to be more clinical. 

“It was a good match – we played with great intensity,” the Italian boss said (as per BBC Sport). “I think we need to be more clinical.

“We created many, many chances to score. It’s not easy to play away with this atmosphere, I think my players coped with that well.

“In football, you have to score. I think for the big effort for the whole team maybe we deserved much more. The most important thing for me is to create chances.”

Tottenham suffered a disappointing 3-1 defeat in the north London derby where Arsenal dominated almost the entire game. 

However, they responded well to that loss and gave an encouraging performance in Frankfurt. 

The Germans, who won the Europa League last season, are tough to beat in their own stadium. However, Spurs were defensively solid, pressed high and dominated possession. 

They also created some brilliant goalscoring opportunities but poor finishing let them down. Ivan Perisic, Son and Kane were particularly culpable. 

Conte’s side don’t have much time to dwell on this result as a Premier League match at Brighton & Hove Albion awaits them on Saturday.

Spurs face Frankfurt in the reverse Champions League fixture next week.  

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