ANTONIO CONTE donned an IWC watch for his Tottenham unveiling last month.

The move was typically savvy from Spurs chiefs, with IWC a lucrative club partner.


But for his press conference prior to last week's match that never was against Leicester, Conte had ditched the club-issue timepiece.

Instead he wore a luxurious Rolex.

Despite IWC having been in partnership with Tottenham since 2018, the Mail report that manager Conte is not under obligation to wear their product.

Spurs are understood to be relaxed about the situation.

And they won't care a jot if Conte can keep conjuring up improved performances from the team.

Sunday's 2-2 draw against high-flying Liverpool represented a stark improvement from Tottenham's last home game against a member of the 'Big Six'.

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The meek 3-0 defeat to Manchester United saw the brief Nuno Espirito Santo era come to an end.

Conte's men looked a different animal as they played with energy and vigour against the Reds.

Harry Kane and Son Heung-min got on the scoresheet, while Dele Alli and Harry Winks played like men reborn.

Asked after the game if his side deserved to win, Conte said: "I think so, but I said this to our players.

"On one hand, I think we had a good performance, great commitment, great desire to take points against a strong team, against – for me – one of the best teams in the world in this the moment, not only Europe.

"To get one point could be good one on one hand, on the other when you create this many chances and have this type of performance you have to kill your opponent and get three points.

"For this reason I think we have to be a bit disappointed. We have to go home happy, but half and half.

"Happy on the one hand but a bit disappointed on the other, because we had an important chance to get three points against Liverpool, one of the best, not only in the Premier League but in the world."

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