Antonio Conte’s wild celebrations at the extraordinary Tottenham Hotspur comeback against Leicester City was hardly the first time the Italian coach has shown his teams never surrender.
Spurs were trailing 2-1 going into stoppages, but two goals from Steven Bergwijn turned it around for a 3-2 final victory at the King Power Stadium.
The scenes at the whistle are still going viral today with Tottenham fans hailing Conte’s ability to motivate his side against all odds.
Probably the most memorable was at Inter in the Derby della Madonnina in February 2020, when Milan were 2-0 up at half-time, but Conte’s team talk in the locker room did the trick.
Marcelo Brozovic and Matias Vecino equalised with two goals in two minutes, before Stefan de Vrij and Romelu Lukaku headers sealed a 4-2 victory.
Another switch from 2-0 down to win 4-2 was achieved by Inter against Torino in November 2020.
Simone Zaza and a Cristian Ansaldi penalty had given Toro the 2-0 lead, before Alexis Sanchez and Lukaku got it back to 2-2 within five minutes.
Lukaku converted a spot-kick and then assisted Lautaro Martinez for the win.
Of course, these comebacks are familiar in London too for Chelsea fans in April 2018, trailing 2-0 to Southampton before a 3-2 victory at St Mary’s with some familiar faces.
Pedro and Olivier Giroud, both now playing in Serie A for Lazio and Milan, came off the bench and turned the game around.