Spurs overtook their rivals on goal difference with a 5-1 demolition of Newcastle yesterday, leaving the Gunners to answer in the first of their two games against Crystal Palace tonight.
Conte’s side were hugely inconsistent at the start of the year but have now won three league games on the rebound and are building momentum for the run-in, which includes visiting Arsenal in the North Derby. London which still needs to be reorganized.
“We’re not feeling the pressure, we’re feeling the excitement, we’re feeling really confident right now, we feel like everyone is on top of their game,” Doherty said. standard sports. “We go into games thinking we’re going to win, to the point where we can’t wait to play the next game.
“It propels us into the top four, we did our job, we had an inspired display [against Newcastle], especially in the second half. But we just have to take care of our own games, we know we still have to play against Arsenal.
“We’re going to think every game of the season is a game to be won and we can’t afford to make a mistake. It’s good that we did our job first this weekend – and just let’s see if the result suits us tonight.
When asked if anything had clicked under Conte, Doherty added, “Of course. He wants us to play a certain type of football and you can see that we do. It’s really exciting football and we look like a real threat going forward, we look solid, although I know we conceded yesterday. We achieve what he wants us to achieve and he will be quite happy with this performance.
“We are in a very good rhythm. The second half was electric. We knew at half-time we just said keep calm, trust our abilities, trust our process and the chances would come. But it looked like in the second half that we could score every time, that was pretty exciting.
Spurs trailed Fabian Schar’s opportunistic free-kick but Ben Davies equalized four minutes later to ensure the teams were level at the break.
Led by the sublime Harry Kane, Spurs tore through the Magpies in the second half, with the England captain crossing for Doherty to make it 2-1 and involved in a superb team move for Heung-min Son’s goal. Emerson Royal and substitute Steven Bergwijn added shine with Spurs’ fourth and fifth goals.