Tottenham news: Managerial blow as Antonio Conte's "brilliant" Spurs backed to overcome Arsenal

Tottenham Hotspur have been backed to win the north London derby against Arsenal as Brighton manager Graham Potter has distanced himself from replacing Antonio Conte

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Antonio Conte reviews Liverpool draw

Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville has backed Antonio Conte’s “brilliant” Tottenham Hotspur side to overcome Arsenal in Thursday night’s north London derby.

The two sides meet at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium with their seasons both on the line as they fight it out to secure the Premier League’s final spot in the top four – and a place in next season’s Champions League. And while Spurs are currently four points behind their bitter rivals in the table, Neville thinks they can win in Thursday night’s crunch game.

It comes as Martin Odegaard has spoken about the fixture as he ramped up the pressure on Spurs ahead of the game. And Tottenham have suffered a managerial blow with Graham Potter dismissing claims he could replace Antonio Conte should the Italian move to Paris Saint-Germain this summer.

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Recent reports have linked Tottenham Hotspur boss Antonio Conte with a move to Paris Saint-Germain


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Odegaard ready to ‘fight’

Martin Odegaard really wants to “get in there and fight” for a place in the Champions League next season ahead of the north London derby this week.

Arsenal will travel to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium to take on their bitter rivals with a place in the Premier League’s top four a stake. And Odegaard, who has been handed the captain’s armband by Mikel Arteta in recent weeks and will most likely lead his side out on Thursday night, has already set his sights on winning the three points and claiming a place in next season’s Champions League.

And the midfielder has said “all that matters taking the three points”.

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Tottenham’s managerial blow

Graham Potter has distanced himself from reports that he could become Tottenham Hotspur manager this summer.

With current Spurs boss Antonio Conte being linked with a move to replace Mauricio Pochettino at Paris Saint-Germain at the end of the season, Potter’s name has been mentioned as the Italian’s potential replacement. It comes following an impressive spell in charge of Brighton which hit new heights with their 4-0 demolition of Manchester United last weekend.

But Potter has said he’s “never said I want to leave at all” and that he is enjoying life on the south coast.

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Neville backs Spurs to beat Arsenal

Gary Neville says he “fancies” Spurs to beat Arsenal in Thursday night’s north London derby.

The two teams square off in one of the most competitive derbies in recent memory with both sides still hoping to claim a spot in next season’s Champions League. And Sky Sports pundit Neville says that following their “brilliant” performance in claiming a 1-1 draw with Liverpool last weekend he can see Spurs nicking it.

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