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Antonio Conte praises Tottenham for bouncing back from a slow start to defeat Crystal Palace at ten as Harry Kane equals famous Boxing Day record held by Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler

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Antonio Conte praises Tottenham for bouncing back from a slow start to defeat Crystal Palace at ten as Harry Kane equals famous Boxing Day record held by Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler

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Antonio Conte praised his Tottenham side for recovering well from a “slow start” to seal a fourth win in six Premier League games since taking over against Crystal Palace.

Spurs passed the Eagles at ten in North London’s easiest days.

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Conte was happy with what he saw from his side on Boxing Day

Antonio Conte praises Tottenham for bouncing back from a slow start to defeat Crystal Palace at ten as Harry Kane equals famous Boxing Day record held by Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler

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Kane now has two out of two Premier League appearances

Harry Kane made match history by tying Robbie Fowler’s Premier League scoring record on Boxing Day.

The forward has never failed to score in a game on December 26 and took his tally to nine in six games with his first game.

Lucas Moura and Heung-min Son then ensured the Lilywhites would stay six points behind rivals Arsenal, who also took the win on Boxing Day.

And Conte was happy with his squad’s display and thanked fans for wearing them over the line and acting like a twelfth player in the XI.

“Our fans today played with us, there were 12 of us on the pitch,” the Italian told talkSPORT of his team’s performance.

Antonio Conte praises Tottenham for bouncing back from a slow start to defeat Crystal Palace at ten as Harry Kane equals famous Boxing Day record held by Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler

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Spurs made it look easy against Palace and in truth it was

“It was a good performance. We started a bit slow in the first 20 minutes but despite that we created some chances to score.

“We scored the first goal and the second and started to gain a lot of self-confidence, creating lots of chances to score and control the game.

“We got three points and that’s very important.”

Asked why his team could have started slow, Conte added: “I think our start was slow because we weren’t doing what we had planned.

“It was a bit slow for the players to understand Crystal Palace.

“After those moments, we controlled the game, created chances and figured out how to unlock Crystal Palace, and we did.”

Antonio Conte praises Tottenham for bouncing back from a slow start to defeat Crystal Palace at ten as Harry Kane equals famous Boxing Day record held by Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler

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Moura also had an excellent game and is listed on the scoresheet

Asked about the hours of speculation as to whether the game will go ahead before kick-off, Conte said: “We are leaving this situation.

“It’s been three weeks now since we’ve seen games have the option of being played or postponed.

“I told my players to be focused and believe they are playing every game.

“We have to protect the decision the Premier League is going to take. “

Kane’s first game against Crystal Palace saw him tie Robbie Fowler’s Premier League scoring record on Boxing Day.

The Tottenham striker has never failed to score in a game on December 26 and took his tally to nine in six games.

Antonio Conte praises Tottenham for bouncing back from a slow start to defeat Crystal Palace at ten as Harry Kane equals famous Boxing Day record held by Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler

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Fowler was also a Boxing Day specialist

It matched the tally of ex-Liverpool, Leeds and Manchester City man Robbie Fowler.

Conte was thrilled with how his first three all got on the scoresheet, but insisted it was the work of all of his players that got them the three points they needed. .

“The whole team must be happy,” he said. “I’m happy for Harry, Son and Lucas but they know very well but it’s the important job of the whole team and I’m happy.

“Of course our forwards score is important, but we created plenty of opportunities to improve our final score.

“We have to be happy until midnight and then we have to start focusing on Southampton.”

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