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Antonio Conte Hits Back At Pep Guardiola On Instagram About Tactics Used vs Man City

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Antonio Conte Hits Back At Pep Guardiola On Instagram About Tactics Used vs Man City

Spurs manager Antonio Conte has left a comment on his own Instagram post that appears to be a dig at Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola following their clash on Saturday.

The Lilywhites secured a historic 3-2 win against Premier League leaders Manchester City as goals from Dejan Kulusevski and Harry Kane [2] sealed all three points at the Etihad.

Moments after Kane's eventual winner in the 94th minute, cameras captured the polar-opposite reactions of Guardiola and Conte on the touchline. It was one of the most dramatic moments of the season to date.

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After the full-time whistle, Guardiola praised City's opponents and gave a special mention to their counter-attacking tactics.

"After going behind, they defended so deep and so compact – it was incredible. They don't lose the ball with Harry Kane and can run as well with Son and Kulusevski," the Spaniard said.

"I think we played well. We created a lot of chances. I can't say anything wrong about the team because we were there all the time. But it was difficult.

"They played the way I expected them to play. They were good in the build-up and created a lot of space to run on the counter-attack, but in general we coped well and played a good game.

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"Everyone knows what Kane gives. For the first goal we defended the pass inside badly, but after 10 to 15 minutes we created a lot of chances. Lloris was brilliant. We have to score more."

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But it looks like Antonio Conte has taken Guardiola's comments the wrong way.

In fact, it doesn't look like he's taken them well at all. After uploading a clip of all three Spurs goal at the Etihad, Conte commented on his own post saying: ""Counterattacks?!? Maybe not…" followed by three laughing face emojis.

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Image: Instagram/Antonio Conte
Image: Instagram/Antonio Conte

Conte was full of praise for his players after their dramatic win against "best team in the world" Manchester City.

"For sure it was a great win for us against a fantastic team like Man City," he said. "It's a great compliment to City too because in my opinion, they showed themselves to be the best team in the world.

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"To win a game like this it means we had the perfect performance."

Thoughts on Guardiola's comments and Conte's response?

Let us know in the comments.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy/Instagram - Antonio Conte

Topics: Antonio Conte, Pep Guardiola, Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City

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