Antonio Conte Sends Message To Cristiano Ronaldo Ahead Of Man United Vs Tottenham EPL Game

Speaking ahead of Wednesday evening’s game at Old Trafford, Antonio Conte has insisted that Cristiano Ronaldo defeated Tottenham in their last meeting – not Manchester United.

“Last season he scored a hat-trick against us,” Conte told reporters. “We’re talking about an incredible player, a top player. We’re talking about a player who continues to make a difference for the team in which he plays.

“I have a lot of admiration for Cristiano, for his professionalism, but I hope he will remain calm, not like last season, when he scored three goals. We lost 3-2, but we lost to him, not to United last season. I remember that very well, because we played a very good game.”

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Spurs suffered a 3-2 defeat to United at Old Trafford thanks to a brilliant hat-trick from Ronaldo. Conte’s side, though, has had a better start to the season with just one defeat. United, meanwhile, have lost thrice.

On the other hand, Cristiano Ronaldo has seen a slow start to the season, scoring only one Premier League goal so far after Erik ten Hag reduced the 37-year-old to the bench. However, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner will be hoping to get a nod from start against Spur following the uncertainties of forwards Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford.

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