Thibaut Courtois: Tottenham Hotspur Need Fans To Make Wembley Difficult For Opponents


Can the Blues retain the title? "I'm not speaking about football, but this spirit, this heart, this desire".

"It was very clear that their idea was to try and contain us and play deeper and counter attack with Alvaro Morata and Willian". It's not fair to blame Wembley.

But Chelsea counterpart Antonio Conte reckons visiting teams will enjoy playing at Spurs' "home".

Spurs will want to put the loss behind them as quickly as possible, as they prepare to host Burnley next Sunday and get back to winning ways.

His future at the club has been under a cloud ever since he told The Sun he had "one big contract left" and "time is running out to win trophies".

John Terry and Michy Batshuayi have sent messages to Marcos Alonso after the full-back scored both goals during Chelsea 2-1 victory over Tottenham at Wembley this afternoon. First a stunning free-kick gave Chelsea the lead, before he did the same with a penalty just before half-time.

"Today was not about the tactics".

"But they were clinical in front of goal".

Rose confirmed in The Sun interview that he would be keen to play up north again at some point in his career.

It was a tactical masterclass in the end from boss Conte and his team and goalkeeper Courtois said: 'We just started bad. The 24-year-old insists he is unconcerned by his seemingly slow start to campaigns and he did not look like a man lacking confidence at Wembley.

The hosts built on last week's 3-0 win over Crystal Palace, which marked their return to the top flight after a 45-year absence, when Australian Mooy grabbed the winner in the 50th minute.

Were Rose to move this summer, and Manchester United have to be favourites, then Spurs are holding out for a fee similar to what they received for Kyle Walker.

"I am so happy and only disappointed".

"But what happened at Arsenal?".

"Wembley is an amazing stadium", the Chelsea keeper said.

Newcastle, who also won promotion from the Championship last season, should have equalised in the 68th minute but Ayoze Perez wasted a chance from close range. "We worked so hard this week and we 100 percent deserved the win". "It's not easy", Conte said. We have to hold our heads high.

Off The Ball had live coverage of the Chelsea match on Sunday with Nathan joined by former Ireland manager Brian Kerr on commentary.

"It was for sure a good day for us".