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Alex Young

Richarlison: Pressure on Antonio Conte after Cristian Stellini racks up Tottenham wins

Tottenham forward Richarlison has joked that the pressure is on Antonio Conte to get results after assistant Cristian Stellini's fine record while deputising.

Stellini on Sunday made it four wins from four, with zero goals conceded, when stepping up to fill Conte's shoes, with the 2-0 win over Chelsea adding to victories over West Ham, Manchester City and earlier this season Marseille.

Conte will again be absent from the midweek trip to Sheffield United in the FA Cup, with the manager not expected back until this weekend at the earliest, and Richarlison believes the boss will be all too aware of the results in his absence.

"I think Cristian in charge of the team has worked out, now the pressure is on Conte, he told ESPN Brazil, via Sport Witness, adding while laughing: "Let’s wait for him to come back.

"But all the work… Professor Conte tells Cristian to give us the work. We will continue like this [for now], we are at a very good pace with two Premier League wins in a row.

"It's important to keep it that way."

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