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Tottenham: Conte admits heart attack fears after Bentancur goal

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The Spurs completed a sensational comeback to beat their opponents on Saturday.

Antonio Conte has revealed he rushed to the tunnel after Tottenham’s winner against Bournemouth, trying his best to avoid a possible heart attack.

Tottenham went 2-0 down but came back to beat the Cherries with a perfect second-half display. 

Ryan Sessegnon returned the Spurs back into the game before Ben Davies made it 2-2 in the 73rd minute.

Conte’s men increased the pressure on the hosts’ backline, finally snatching the winner through Rodrigo Bentancour’s last-minute goal.

Instead of celebrating the dramatic comeback, Conte went straight to the tunnel after the goal. The Italian feared he might have a heart attack if VAR decided to rule out the goal.

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“I came back when I knew the goal was regular,” he said after the match.

“I thought in my mind and my heart that I could have a heart attack because in two days to score and then have a goal disallowed. I said I go down and then stay calm, and then I wait for the decision of the referee.

“But for sure, it was great to see the desire of my players and the reaction they had… This reaction was really positive, and I want this from my players.”

Tottenham thought they had a late winner when Harry Kane scored in the 95th minute of their match against Sporting CP in midweek. However, the referee cancelled the goal upon review by VAR.

Conte’s side will return to Champions League to meet Marseille in a crucial game this Tuesday.