Spurs boss sends message to Manchester United after 5-0 bashing of Everton

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Manchester United received a 4-1 bashing in the hands of Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium over the weekend. However, top four rivals Tottenham, smacked Everton 5-0 on Monday night.

Manchester United have slipped out of the top four despite having played more games than their rivals, and United have a massive clash against Tottenham this weekend.

United are a point behind 4th place Arsenal who have played three games less.

Tottenham on the other hand are two points behind Manchester United in 7th place, and they have two outstanding games.

The two sides meet at Old Trafford on Saturday, and Tottenham boss Antonio Conte has warned ahead of the clash that finishing in the top four is like a trophy to the Spurs team this season.

“They’re a really strong team, a team that in my opinion, a squad that is ready to fight for the Premier League and every competition that they play in. It will be a real challenge for us and I want to see the answer, the answer about my players and also myself,” Conte said after Spurs’ 5-0 win over Everton.

“Now we have 12 games to play until the end of the season. I listen and you ask me in every press conference about the top-four race.

“I said to my players that it’s right to take responsibility about this because I think that from when I arrived to now we are stronger.

“In January, two players made us more complete. I think that we can fight. We can fight for this target. It’s important to have this ambition and it’s not right to hide our ambition and ok we’ll see what happens.

“We’ll try to do everything and at the end we’ll see what happens. Now we have only 12 games to play, not a trophy to play for. For this reason it’s right to take the responsibility, me, myself, I have to be the first.

“You know I don’t like to speak about ambition and reaching a place in the Champions League because I like to play to win the league and win trophies, but in this situation this could be our Champions League, our Premier League title if we are able to reach fourth place.”