Peter Crouch praises Antonio Conte for bringing a 'winning mentality' to Tottenham

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‘He is bringing a winning mentality’: Tottenham are no longer ‘soft’ with Antonio Conte in charge, insists Peter Crouch after Steven Bergwijn struck TWICE in stoppage-time to seal a stunning comeback win at Leicester

  • Peter Crouch praised Antonio Conte for bringing a ‘winning mentality’ to Spurs 
  • Tottenham fought back from 2-1 down to beat Leicester and claim three points
  • Steven Bergwijn scored two injury-time goals in the game on Wednesday night
  • Crouch said Conte has turned the squad into winners as opposed to ‘soft’ losers


Peter Crouch has praised Antonio Conte for bringing a ‘winning mentality’ to Tottenham after the North London club fought back from 2-1 down to beat Leicester.

Conte was just minutes away from suffering his first Premier League defeat with Spurs when Steven Bergwijn scored two injury-time goals to snatch all three points. 

Bergwijn was introduced into the game as 79th-minute substitute and scored Tottenham’s equaliser in the fifth minute of stoppage time. The 24-year-old then went on to find the winner in the 90+7th minute.  

Peter Crouch has praised Antonio Conte for bringing a 'winning mentality' to Tottenham

Peter Crouch has praised Antonio Conte for bringing a ‘winning mentality’ to Tottenham

Crouch was impressed with Bergwijn’s performance and praised his finish for the third goal, but gave credit to Conte for changing the mentality among the players. 

The former Liverpool player and TV pundit said Conte had transformed the Tottenham squad into winners – as opposed to the ‘soft’ team that tended to lose games beforehand.

Conte was just minutes away from suffering his first Premier League defeat with Spurs when Steven Bergwijn scored two injury-time goals to snatch all three points

Conte was just minutes away from suffering his first Premier League defeat with Spurs when Steven Bergwijn scored two injury-time goals to snatch all three points 

Crouch was impressed with Bergwijn's performance and praised his finish for the third goal, but gave credit to Conte for changing the mentality among the players

Crouch was impressed with Bergwijn’s performance and praised his finish for the third goal, but gave credit to Conte for changing the mentality among the players 

Speaking after the thrilling fixture on Wednesday night, Crouch said: ‘He [Conte] is bringing a winning mentality. 

‘There is a long standing thing with Tottenham that they are soft in areas and that they lose. 

‘But for him to come in and win in that way is great. The manor of the league and the way it’s going at the moment, the top four spot is open. The fans will start believing.’ 

The former Liverpool player and TV pundit said Conte had transformed the Tottenham squad into winners - as opposed to the 'soft' team that tended to lose games beforehand

The former Liverpool player and TV pundit said Conte had transformed the Tottenham squad into winners – as opposed to the ‘soft’ team that tended to lose games beforehand

Crouch went on to speak about the nature of the epic ending to the game – saying it was a pleasure to witness it first-hand. 

He said: ‘This is what football is about. What an end to the game. And for Conte to keep his unbeaten record…in that manner. Wow. I’m just glad to be here.’ 

Robbie Savage reiterated just how pleased Crouch was to be there, saying: ‘Crouch hit his head on the roof celebrating the third goal!’.

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