Thomas Tuchel and Antonio Conte admitted they enjoyed their touchline bust-up after both managers were issued red cards at the end of a contentious 2-2 draw.

The pair had to be separated twice by staff and players.

The pair had to be separated twice by staff and players following both of Spurs' equalisers, the first from Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg cancelling out Kalidou Koulibaly's 19th-minute opener. After Reece James appeared to give the home side a precious victory with a low drive in the 77th minute, Harry Kane drew Spurs level again in the sixth minute of added time.

Conte celebrated Hojbjerg's goal in the direction of Tottenham's travelling support, but also towards the Chelsea dugout.

Tuchel appeared to be irate that Conte refused to look him in the eye during their handshake, triggering another spat that ended with referee Anthony Taylor showing each manager the red card.

Asked whether he enjoyed the intensity of the rivalry, Tuchel said: "Yes and I think he enjoyed it as well. It was nothing bad. I don't have any bad feeling and I'm sure he will not have. We fought for our teams and it happens. It's so close here and it was such an intense match ... both dugouts are very close, so it got a bit heated from both of us.


"I just compared it to two players who had a bit of fight on the field and nothing happens. Nobody gets injured and the players, if you have a hard tackle or fair tackle, if you don't go and apologise, there's no need.

"Both of us were fighting for our teams. That was it, nobody got insulted, nobody got hurt, we didn't have a fist fight or something."

Conte said in response: "I think that what happened we did enjoy [it], but next time we will pay more attention and don't shake the hands and we solve the problem.

"He stays in my bench, I stay in my bench, with my staff on one side and no problem about this. It would be a pity if for this situation we miss the next game."