ANTONIO CONTE donned the IWC watch for his Tottenham unveiling last month.
With IWC a lucrative club partner, the move generally came under the understanding of Spurs chiefs.
But for his press conference ahead of last week’s match, which was never against Leicester, Conte had skipped the club-issue timepiece.
Instead he wore a luxurious Rolex.
Despite being in partnership with Tottenham since IWC 2018, the Mail reports that manager Conte is not obligated to wear his product.
Spurs are understood to be relaxed about the situation.
And if Conte continues to perform better than the team, then he will not mind.
Sunday’s 2-2 draw against high-flying Liverpool represented a considerable improvement from Tottenham’s last home game against a member of the ‘Big Six’.
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A modest 3–0 defeat to Manchester United saw the end of the brief Nuno Espirito Santo era.
Conte’s men saw a different animal as they played with energy and vigor against the Reds.
Harry Kane and Son Heung-min came on the scoresheet, while Dele Alli and Harry Winks played like reincarnations of men.
Asked after the match whether his team deserved a win, Conte said: “I think so, but I told my players this.
“On the one hand, I think we had a great performance, great commitment, a great desire to take points against a strong team – for me – one of the best teams in the world at the moment, not just Europe.
“One side may be good to get a point, on the other hand when you create so many chances and perform this type you have to hit your opponent and get three points.
“That’s why I think we have to be a little disappointed. We have to go home happy, but half-and-half.
“Happy on the one hand but a little disappointed on the other, because we had a significant chance of getting three points against Liverpool, one of the best not only in the Premier League but in the world.”
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