It’s what’s commonly known as a middle-of-the-road freakout, and it says a lot about the tense situation in the other part of North London. We are obviously not talking about Arsenal, which, although eliminated in the knockout stages of the Europa League, remains at the top of the Premier League ahead of Manchester City, but about Tottenham. Moving on the lawn of Southampton, red lantern of the English championship, this Saturday, the Spurs shared the points at St Mary’s Stadium (3-3).
” I see selfish players “, annoys Conte
Problem: Tottenham led 3-1 in this meeting before finally letting the Saints return to the game to snatch the equalizer at the very end of the game, thanks to a penalty from James Ward-Prowse in the 93rd minute in added time. Enough to literally blow up the coach of this London team, who thus missed the opportunity to temporarily climb into the Top 3. The problem is that we have shown that we are not a team. We are 11 players. I see selfish players. I see players who don’t want to help each other, don’t play from the heart “, first dropped the sulphurous Italian technician, visibly annoyed by his players, before completely twisting.
” But here we are used to it for a long timecontinued Conte, very aggressive towards his management and Daniel Levy, the president of the English club since 2001. The club is responsible for the transfer market, the coaches come here and have the responsibility. And the players? The players ? Where are the players? So far I try to hide the situation. But there are 10 games left. People think we can fight? Fight for what? With this attitude, this spirit, this commitment. For the seventh? Eighth place? I’m really upset. »
” They’re used to not playing for something important »
And the former coach of Inter or even Juventus to take out the sulfateuse to end in style this media outing which will cause a stir in England. ” Apologies. Apologies. Apologies. Try to protect them every time. Bah. Come on. We are professionals. The club paid us a lot of money, the players get money. I received money. Not to find excuses. They are used to it here. Not to play for something important. They don’t want to play under pressure. The story of Tottenham is this: 20 years that the owner has been there and they have never won anything. For what ? »
All eyes of Her Majesty’s Kingdom will now be on Daniel Levy, whose response is long overdue, as is that of iconic Tottenham captain Harry Kane. Under contract until next June with the Lilywhites, Antonio Conte, probably eager to shake up his troops and trigger an electric shock, sends him a hell of a clue about his desire to continue the adventure on the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium side or not, he who has multiplied the more or less sensational declarations towards his club in recent months. Antonio Conte is in any case Antonio Conte, and it’s wreaking havoc.