Cristian Stellini provides exact time manager Antonio Conte will return to Tottenham

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Tottenham are hoping to have manager Antonio Conte back next week for the Champions League game vs AC Milan.

Tottenham assistant manager Cristian Stellini says he expects manager Antonio Conte to return to London next week after their 2-0 win over Chelsea in the Premier League.

The Lilywhites strengthened their grip of fourth place on the league table with a satisfactory 2-0 win over Graham Potter’s side on Sunday afternoon. The win means assistant manager Cristian Stellini has won all the games he’s been asked to step in for his boss following his surgery.

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However with season-defining games against Sheffield United and AC Milan in the Champions League coming up- Stellini  says he expects his boss to be back in town next week.

Stellini told reporters after the win against Chelsea: “Yes, Antonio called immediately, straight after the game.

“He was really happy because he has suffered a lot, but now Antonio is back so we are happy for the win, we are happy for that and we have to give many compliments to the players because they played a great match.”

Stelline also had kind words for the younger Oliver Skipp who scored his first senior goal in great fashion against Chelsea.

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“Since we arrived here, Skippy surprised us at that moment. In January last season we lost Skippy for a long time, the rest of the season and when Skippy started this season he was not fit very well but he worked hard.

“He is a great guy who works 100 percent every day. He needed time and the opportunity. When he had the opportunity, he showed everyone the way and the confidence he has in himself. This confidence came from the work he does every day.”

Tottenham have now won back to back London derbies having turned over both West Ham and Chelsea and with the imminent return of Antonio Conte, the team is going from strength to strength at the business end of the season.

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