Conte criticizes Spurs owner and ‘selfish’ players
Furious Antonio Conte says his players are ‘selfish’ and Tottenham ‘can change the manager but can’t change the situation’ in a scathing criticism of the club’s culture .
”The story of Tottenham is this: 20 years with this owner and they haven’t won anything. Why?” Conte said.
Spurs had scored two goals at St Mary’s but conceded two in 15 minutes.
“Is the blame only on the club or on all the remaining managers here?” Conte said. “I’ve seen the manager on the bench at Tottenham, risking the manager’s appearance and having to defend other situations at every moment.
“In the past we tried to hide the situation, but now we don’t. Again, this is unacceptable and unacceptable for our fans because we don’t want to see what we saw today. .”
Tottenham have won one trophy in the 2008 League Cup since the ownership group chaired by Daniel Levy took over the club in 2001.
There have been 11 different directors, including three since Mauricio Pochettino stepped down in 2019.
Spurs have missed all cup games this season and AC Milan have dashed their Champions League hopes after Sheffield United were knocked out of the FA Cup.Conte said it was time for club and player to start taking responsibility rice field.
“It’s time to change this situation, if Tottenham wants to change, not just the club, the manager and the staff, the players have to get involved in this situation,” he said.
“If they want to continue this way, they can change the manager, a lot of managers, but they can’t change the situation. Trust me.
“Maybe in other games before, something could change. And where are the players, players, players?
“In my experience, I can say that if you want to be competitive, if you want to fight, you need to improve on this aspect, and this aspect is really, really low at the moment. There are only 11 players playing.”
When asked why at Tottenham, Conte said: I don’t want to play while feeling stressed. ”
Spurs remained fourth in the Premier League and had a chance to move up to third with a win over Southampton over Manchester United, but Conte said at the post-match press conference that if the current situation continues, they could be in the Champions League. He said he was lucky to secure the spot.Jeez
“There are 10 games left and some people think we can fight. With this spirit, this attitude, this dedication, what are we fighting for? What? Seventh, eighth, tenth?
“We are 11 players on the pitch.
“I’m not used to this position. I’m really angry and everyone has to take responsibility.”
Conte said Thursday not expecting to be fired After he commented that the club could decide to sack him before his contract expires in the summer following Spurs’ exit from Europe.
He said the comments were a “joke” but criticized the club as “worse” than last season, which propelled London rivals Arsenal into the top four.
“The problem is that we have shown on another occasion that we are not a team, so it is much better to go into the matter,” said Conte.
“To this day, I prefer to talk about this situation in secret and try to remedy it with spirit, situation and words. In many situations.
“If you have to compare last season to this season, we have to improve, but now we are behind in this aspect. When you are not a team, anything can happen at any time. Today is the last time. It is the situation of
“Being a team is the most important thing. Understanding that we are playing for the badge.”