As Jose Mourinho achieved victory over his former club in Israel, Tottenham’s preseason for the new Premier League season came to an end with a close 1-0 loss to Roma thanks to a Roger Ibanez’s header.
In the 29th minute at the Haifa International Stadium, Roger Ibanez headed in a corner from Paulo Dybala, who had just completed a free transfer from Juventus earlier in the week. This was the Argentine’s debut for the Serie A club.
Conte will be encouraged by the performances of his new additions despite the fact that they failed to record a shot on goal. Clement Lenglet and Richarlison showed flashes of promise after the break, and the Brazilian’s brilliant moment of invention late in the game almost resulted in a shooting opportunity.
Being a serial winner like Mourinho, Conte would be frustrated by the fact that the most of the players who started against Roma are set to do the same next weekend.