The Tottenham supervisor, Antonio Conte, introduced into his avid gamers once they blew a two-goal lead to attract 3-3 with Southampton, significantly wondering their motivations past that and the membership itself. The Italian, anticipated to go away the membership on the finish of the season, additionally introduced his personal quick long term into query by means of showing to criticize the landlord, Joe Lewis, and the membership chairman, Daniel Levy.
“For me this is unacceptable,” mentioned Conte, James Ward-Prowse having scored a penalty to finish Saints’ comeback within the death seconds. “We are winning 3-1, in control and conceding two goals.”
Conte, answering simply two questions in a 10-minute diatribe, moved a ways past the parameters of a draw that broken Tottenham’s top-four hopes. “I think it’s better to go into the problem, we are not a team,” he mentioned. “We are 11 avid gamers that pass into the pitch. I see egocentric avid gamers, avid gamers that do not need to assist every different and do not put their middle out. This season in comparison to final, now we’re worse on this side. When you aren’t a group you can not make stronger.
Conte harked again to shedding 1-0 to Sheffield United within the FA Cup on 1 March for instance of collective failure. “The fireplace on your eyes. If you’ve gotten this you do not pass out within the FA Cup. Here we’re used to for a very long time. The membership is accountable for the switch marketplace, the trainer is accountable. But the avid gamers, the place are the avid gamers? I see simplest 11 avid gamers that play for themselves.
And he rounded at the tradition of Tottenham, the membership itself, phrases sure to pastime Levy, provide at St Mary’s and barracked by means of away fanatics. “They do not play for one thing necessary yeah. They do not need to play below power, they do not need to play below rigidity.
“It is straightforward on this manner. Tottenham’s tale is that this, twenty years there’s the landlord they usually by no means gained anything else however why? The fault is just for the membership, or for each supervisor that remains right here. I’ve noticed the managers that Tottenham had at the bench. You possibility to disrupt the determine of the executive and to give protection to the opposite state of affairs in each second. Until now I attempt to disguise the placement however now no as a result of I repeat I do not need to see what I’ve noticed lately.”
He concluded: “Everyone has to take their responsibility. Not only the club, the manager and the staff. The players have to be involved in this situation because it is time to change this situation if Tottenham want to change.
“They can trade the executive, a large number of managers, however the state of affairs can’t trade. Believe me.