Antonio Conte makes fresh demand to Tottenham fans ahead of tough AC Milan clash

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Tottenham will have Antonio Conte back for the all-important Champions League second leg tie vs AC Milan after the manager returned to London over the weekend.

Tottenham have lost back-to-back games and will have to dig deep and win by at least two goals if they are to progress to the next round of the Champions League.

Defeats to Sheffield United in the FA Cup and to Wolves in the league has left a bitter taste in the mouths of fans going into the Champions League second leg game against Italian champions AC Milan.

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Brahim Diaz scored the only goal in the first leg as Milan narrowly came away with the advantage and Spurs will hope that they’re able to find that precious balance in attacking and maintaining a good defence that is essential in top tier European games.

The Lilywhites will have Italian manager Antonio Conte back for the first time since the first leg after he returned from Turin over the weekend- and the hope is that his presence provides the needed boost to get the desired result.

Conte admits the tie against the Italian champions is still in the balance but wants his fans to create an atmosphere that will make it hard for Milan to operate.

He told reporters: “I’m really happy and we have an important game. It’s a vital game for us because we want to go to the next round.

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“We will try to do it and, for this reason, I hope to feel an amazing atmosphere in our stadium. Many times our fans gave us the right boost to overcome a difficult situation.

“We are playing against a team that won the league in Italy last season. We are talking about a really good team.”

Antonio Conte knows that progression to the last eight of the Champions League is a massive step given they were playing in the Europa Conference League last season.

But results have been incredibly inconsistent tis season and he’ll have to arrest the slide that has seen them crash out of the FA Cup and loosen grip of their top four position all within a week.

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