Conte will speak about those injuries, his return and what his team might look like to face AC Milan, with Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg. Our Tottenham reporter Alasdair Gold is among those putting the questions to Conte. Scroll down for his latest updates from the press conference at the San Siro Stadium. 20:54Alasdair GoldWe've got every word the Spurs boss saidAntonio Conte talks to the media during a press conference ahead of their UEFA Champions League round of 16 match against AC MilanYou can find a full transcript with every word the Tottenham head coach said by heading right here. 19:32Alasdair GoldMore from the Spurs bossI feel that the pressure is different in Italy and England. In Italy you only speak about football, always on TV, there's lots of pressure and you are used to this. In England there is an atmosphere to enjoy football without a lot of pressure.
19:19Alasdair GoldConte on Dier playing in midfieldFor sure we didn't have the time to take into consideration this option. Rodrigo he had an injury two days ago and for this reason to take also the option, the time was so short that I didn't think of other solutions. The solution we have in our house with the two young players, Skippy and Pape Sarr. We are talking about two young players. They are the first game in the Champions League. They are really young, 20 and 22 years-old, but we have to be good to help them overcome the emotion, but we trust them. 19:17Alasdair GoldMore from ConteIt was really, really painful to stay far and live the situation in a way that was the first time for me, to stay far from the team.
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Spurs press conference live with Conte on Bentancur, Bissouma and team for MilanAntonio Conte is back in the press conference hot seat as Tottenham prepare to face AC Milan at the San Siro in the Champions League round of 16. Conte is speaking to the media on Monday evening, along with Dejan Kulusevski, for the first time since returning from surgery to remove his gallbladder and he will have plenty to discuss after a dramatic week at Tottenham. Following the victory against Manchester City, Spurs then lost captain Hugo Lloris to knee ligament damage that will keep him out for at least six weeks. Yves Bissouma then underwent surgery on Friday on a stress fracture in his left ankle before, in training ahead of the match at Leicester, Ryan Sessegnon suffered a new hamstring injury which will keep him out for at least six weeks.
I think we are lacking that stability. It's crucial to achieve targets, to have a good position in the Champions League and the Premier League. We are lacking this stability this year. I always talk about it with my players. It's difficult to remain focused on every game. It's not an easy task but we are working on it. Playing under pressure all the time is good for some players and not for others.
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