Conte slams 'egocentric' Spurs, goals dig at house owners
Antonio Conte has criticised Tottenham‘s gamers, possession and successful mentality after they conceded a last-gasp penalty to attract 3-3 at Premier League strugglers Southampton on Saturday.
Spurs discovered themselves main 3-1 with quarter-hour remaining however Southampton secured a shocking late comeback with targets from Theo Walcott and a stoppage-time penalty from James Ward-Prowse.
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The end result sees Spurs stay in fourth place within the desk however have performed two video games greater than Newcastle United and Liverpool.
Following the sport, Conte hit out on the gamers for the best way they’ve did not ship all through the marketing campaign in all competitions.
“I’m really upset because this is not the first time and I think today I can tell you that this is an upset because we are winning 3-1 and 15 minutes to go and I think you have to win,” Conte advised BBC Sport.
“Instead we showed this another time, things started to improve last season but we lost the characteristic of last season. I don’t want to talk about the technical aspect, the spirit is missing.
“We’re not a staff. We’re a staff that everybody is pondering of himself. If you end up on this approach that may occur, you lose in opposition to Sheffield United and drop the FA Cup and with AC Milan and to complete that run you are successful 3-1 and the final 15 you’ll be able to give them the likelihood to return again. I do not see the sense of accountability of the gamers.
“Now it’s difficult — we are working hard with this group and to move in the right direction. We are going behind, I see a lot of negative situations and a lot of selfish situations and players that I don’t like. I know the way to beat teams, in the past I beat a lot of teams, winning teams.
“Now as a substitute we’re going behind, nobody is on this. I’ve nice frustration about this as a result of me and the employees keep every single day to think about a approach to enhance. Actually, it is time I’ve to take accountability for me, the employees, the membership but additionally the gamers.”
Speaking in his postmatch news conference, Conte also appeared to aim a dig at the club’s ownership.
“They’re used to it right here. Do not play for one thing vital. They do not need to play underneath strain. They do not need to play underneath stress.
“Tottenham’s story is this. 20 years there is the owner and they never won something. Why? The fault is only for the club, or for every manager that stay here. I have seen the managers that Tottenham had on the bench.
“It’s time to change this case if Tottenham need to change. In the event that they need to proceed on this approach, they’ll change the supervisor, a whole lot of managers, however the scenario can’t change. Imagine me.”
Spurs additionally face an vital damage concern after a tearful Richarlison needed to be withdrawn contained in the opening 5 minutes.
Conte’s aspect face Everton after the worldwide break on April 5.