​Tottenham boss Conte: Kane, Son know they will spend time on bench

Tottenham manager Antonio Conte believes his star striker duo must spend time on the bench.

The Italian benched South Korean star Son Heung-min, who normally starts up front alongside Harry Kane.

The English forward and Richarlison led the line against Leicester in a 6-2 win, with Son coming off the bench to score a devastating hat-trick.

“My story speaks very clear. In every situation that I work, at the end I lift a trophy,” Conte explained to reporters post-game.

“It means maybe my vision, my work, my idea of football has to give credit.

“I think the club is really happy for what we are doing with the players, with the staff and for sure I don’t want compromise. I don’t accept compromise for anybody. This has to be very clear.

“I want to bring this team to think of a superior level, not to stay in the middle. Not to stay at Tottenham because, ‘there I play every game, every game, every game’. If you think like this, you are not probably going to fight for something important in my opinion.

“We have just started this path with the club. To have Richarlison up front, with Harry, Sonny, Deki (Dejan Kulusevski) and also Lucas (Moura), then there is Bryan Gil who is a good prospect and young, it means the situation gives me the possibility to have rotation.

“In the first four games Richy was on the bench, then three games with Deki on the bench, today Sonny was on the bench. When we start to play after the international break 12 games in a row, for sure I will make rotation.

“The only thing I ask of my players is to give me the possibility and don’t drop the level when we make this rotation. We always want a strong team because we want to fight for every competition.”