Date: 11th November 2022 at 3:17pm
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Tottenham Hotspur will aim to return to third place in the Premier League table by beating Leeds United on Saturday.

The Lilywhites will also be relying on Chelsea to beat Newcastle United if they are to leapfrog The Magpies, and Antonio Conte’s side will need to improve from their recent displays if they are going to beat The Whites.

Spurs have lost three of their last four Premier League matches and were also dumped out of the Carabao Cup by Nottingham Forest on Wednesday.

Conte’s future has also been the subject of speculation of late, with the Italian’s current deal set to expire at the end of the current season.

The former Chelsea boss has now spoken out on his future, although he gave little insight into whether or not he will sign an extension.

“You know very well my contract expires in June,” he told reporters ahead of the game against Leeds, as reported by Sky Sports.

“I think until that moment the club has to make the best evaluation.

“ You need to deserve everything, for this season it will be important to see what happens in the rest of the season, if we are happy with the improvements we are doing.”

Conte won the Premier League during his first season with Chelsea

Conte also added that he believes he must earn the right to extend his stay.

“It’s important to deserve every situation. It’s important for me professionally, I have to feel I deserve a new contract to sign one with a club.

“I have to feel this. I will talk to the club and we will find the best solution.”

The 53-year-old returned to England in November 2021, just months after guiding Inter Milan to the Serie A title.

He enjoyed a successful first season in charge, guiding Spurs to the Champions League qualification spots at the expense of rivals Arsenal.

His first full campaign in charge also started strongly, but Tottenham have been in poor form over the past few weeks.

During his time with The Blues, Conte won the Premier League and the FA Cup, before leaving in July 2018.

He has also lifted the Italian top flight three times previously with Juventus, and also won three domestic cups during his time with the club.

Despite his previous successes, Conte has so far been unable to end Spurs’ long wait for silverware.

This season, the Carabao Cup was seen by many as arguably Spurs’ best chance of winning a trophy, but their early exit at the hands of Forest has ended their hopes.

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