Antonio Conte oddly defined Tottenham Although the side is out, it is taking a “step forward”. Champions League then with a whimper a dismal second leg performance against Milan

After scoring one goal from the first game at Milan, the Spurs barely shot at home as a lackluster spectacle ensured a goalless draw from the competition and their 15th consecutive season without a trophy.

Defeat is also Conte expected to mark his departure From the club whose contract expired at the end of the season and neither side had a real appetite to renew it. In fact, his departure could come before the end of the current campaign, where the Spurs’ only remaining goal is to try to break into the Premier League top four.

However, after a performance against Milan where Cristian Romero was ejected and Rossoneri goalkeeper Mike Maignan had little trouble, the Italian coach insisted his team was headed in the right direction.

“This is the third game in a row where we haven’t scored. I think the game was balanced but we can be much better offensively.” Conte announced to BT Sport.

“I’m talking about the whole team, not just the front half. We can do much better.

“I can’t say anything negative about the commitment of the players. In my opinion, they gave everything from the beginning to the end and we finished the match with 10 people.

“But if I have to see a positive situation, it is that we have taken a small step forward. Last season we played in the European Conference League and we couldn’t get out of the groups.

“We’ve taken a step now, but it’s not enough and we have to fight if we want to be competitive.”