Spurs are due to wear black armbands and hold a minute’s silence ahead of Tuesday night’s Champions League tie against Sporting Lisbon. Conte added: “For sure, what happened in the last few days in England is something extraordinary.
“Honestly, on Thursday, we were all sad because we are talking about a person that her service for this country was outstanding. I think that in this moment, there is big sadness in the country for this and [I was] living this atmosphere in London.
“We are talking about a situation that we will look at as the story of the future. To stay here in this moment and to live this moment here is for sure a sadWell-wishers outside Buckingham Palace
Antonio Conte, like thousands of others, paid his respects outside Buckingham Palace ( Image: PA)
“She was 96 years old and honestly, for me, it was very difficult to believe she was dead, because in your mind you think that the Queen was immortal. To live this situation in London, in this specific moment, for sure I will keep this in my heart, in my mind for the rest of my life.”
Conte admitted the postponement of last weekend’s game against Manchester City allowed his men to recover from last week’s Champions League win over Marseille on Matchday One.
With the exception of Lucas Moura, Tottenham are ready to rumble again with two games in three days as the North Londoners host Leicester in the Premier League on Saturday.