Conte wants Tottenham to be 'more clinical' after Fulham win

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Antonio Conte demanded more from his Tottenham Hotspur side despite a 2-1 win at home to Fulham on Saturday that extended their unbeaten start to the Premier League season.

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Harry Kane scored in each half as Spurs made it six top-flight matches without defeat.

When Kane scored with 15 minutes left at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, it seemed victory was assured, but Fulham forward Aleksandar Mitrovic's goal seven minutes from time set up a tense finish.

"For sure the performance, yeah I like the performance," Spurs boss Conte said. "Also against Southampton we had a good performance.

"If I have to find a situation that we need to improve, it is to be more clinical because when you create so many chances, you have to score but we scored two goals disallowed, then the crossbar.

"Yeah, I enjoyed a lot to see my players play the ball with quality and personality."

Spurs star Son Heung-min's goal drought extended into a sixth match but the South Korean was unfortunate to see one shot hit the crossbar and have a cross-cum-shot effort disallowed for offside.

Conte added: "This is not only for Sonny (in the matches), but also the training sessions. We have Fraser (Forster) that sometimes he made a fantastic save to him in the training session and sometimes he is struggling to score but this is a period.

"I continue to tell you I am not worried because when I see this type of performance from my players, Sonny included, I am not worried. I know they are going to score many goals."

Fulham manager Marco Silva praised his side's character despite accepting they were not at their best.

"It was good to see at least we fought until the end," he said. "We believed we can equalise not playing even close to our best level so it is good coming here, playing a very good side, even not playing our best level we matched them until the last minute.

"I truly believe with a different performances from ourselves we can do much better and the game will be completely different.

"It is a moment for us to analyse and show the players why we didn't perform as we should do."