Conte laments 'simple game' as Spurs held to goalless draw in Frankfurt

Tottenham coach Antonio Conte lamented his side's lack of firepower up front after Spurs played out a goalless Champions League draw away at Frankfurt on Tuesday.

Tottenham's strike duo of Harry Kane and Son Hueng-min, who scored a combined 40 goals in the 2021-22 Premier League season, failed to take advantage of several clear chances and were frequently lambasted by the hostile home crowd.

While Conte credited his side's performance in front of the Frankfurt fans, he regretted his side's wasteful performance up front. 

"We need to be more clinical," Conte said. 

"Football is simple, to win, you have to score."

Just before kick-off, word filtered around the arena that unbeaten group leader Sporting Lisbon had lost 4-1 against Marseille, meaning either side could go equal top with a victory. 

Frankfurt dominated the early stages of the match, with Japanese midfielder Daichi Kamada pulling the strings up front while deputising for the injured Mario Goetze.