This Saturday against Southampton, Tottenham was joined at the very end of the game (3-3) while Spurs were leading 3-1. A situation that triggered the wrath of Antonio Conte in a post-match press conference. The Italian technician castigated his players, calling them in particular ” selfish “.
“We are not a team. We are 11 players who go on the field”
The Italian, who looks increasingly likely to leave at the end of the season, questioned his players’ mindset: “I think it’s a good time to talk because I think after this performance, for me, it’s unacceptable. We win 3-1, in control, and concede two goals. Et Fraser (Forster) made saves. It is better to get to the heart of the matter, we are not a team. We are 11 players who go on the field. I see selfish players, players who don’t want to help each other and who don’t put their heart into it. »
Fourth-placed Tottenham have 49 points from 28 games, but fifth-placed Newcastle have 47 from 26 games. While the choices of the former coach of Juventus Turin are often questioned, the latter concluded his post-match speech by describing his situation at the head of the Londoners for a few months: “ Before today, I tried to hide the situation and improve it with words. The tactical and technical plan is one thing, the desire is another. The fire you must have in your eyes, in your heart, you must have that at all times. This season, compared to last, we are worse in this aspect. When you’re not a team, you can’t improve. »
While qualification for the Champions League seems possible for Harry Kane’s teammates, Antonio Conte continued: ” The club is responsible for the transfer market, the coach is responsible. But the players, where are the players? I only see 11 players playing for themselves “.
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