Antonio Conte has told his Arsenal counterpart Mikel Arteta to stop complaining, following Tottenham’s 3-0 win over the Gunners.
Arsenal had the chance to guarantee their place in the top four with a win in the north London derby, but they capitulated and fell to a 3-0 defeat.
Arteta was extremely upset during and after the game, as he felt a number of decisions went against his side.
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Cedric Soares conceded a penalty for a foul on Heung-min Son, while Rob Holding was sent off after picking up two cards in a seven-minute spell.
After the game, Arteta said: “If I say what I think, I am suspended for six months so I cannot say it.
“I’m allowed to give my interpretation of what happened in the game, but I don’t know how to lie and I don’t like lying, so I prefer not to say what I think.
“The referee needs to come in front of the camera and explain his decisions. It’s a shame because such a beautiful game was destroyed today."
Conte was aware of Arteta’s comments and said: "I (hear) him complain a lot.
“Yeah. I think that, he has to be focused more, (on) his team, and not to complain and to... because he has just started this work (his managerial career), and I think that, he has to (be) calm and to try to continue to work, because he is very good.
“But to (hear) a coach complain a lot of the time is not good.”
Conte praised the Spurs fans for creating an incredible atmosphere following a 3-0 north London derby win over Arsenal.
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Harry Kane’s brace and a goal from Son proved to be the difference to deny the Gunners from guaranteeing fourth place.
“For sure a good result. The most important thing was to get three points. This way we continue to stay in the race for a place in the Champions League,” he told BBC Sport.
"Tonight was very difficult because when you must win it is never easy. I know the pressure that is on the shoulders of the players and on my shoulders. To play in this way with this intensity and this passion makes me very happy.
“I have to thank my players and the fans because the atmosphere was amazing. They pushed us from the start until the end. Now I ask our fans to do the same on Sunday because we have another must-win game against Burnley. We are playing against a team trying to avoid relegation."
Kane changed his usual penalty side by slotting his spot kick to the left of Aaron Ramsdale to get Spurs off to a perfect start against the Gunners.
“I haven’t been that side for a while,” he told Sky Sports.
“Obviously my regular side is to the left, but I’ve been practising them in training all week and I like to go where I’m feeling good and I just thought that was the better side today.
“I’ve taken a few against Aaron for England in training, so I thought he was going to go the way he did and thankfully I was able to put it away.
“We’re delighted to get the win, whenever you win in the derby it’s always nice. There are two games to go and we need to focus on them now. It’s a quick turnaround, but it was a very special night here.”
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