Antonio Conte slams “egocentric” Tottenham flops and Daniel Levy after Southampton failure

Furious Tottenham supervisor Antonio Conte has laid into his “egocentric” gamers after drawing 3-3 with backside dwellers Southampton on Saturday – and much more strikingly slammed his boss, Daniel Levy.

Spurs squandered a 3-1 lead at St Mary’s, lacking the prospect to go 4 factors away from Newcastle within the race for Champions League soccer. James Ward-Prowse ‘s 93rd-minute penalty snatched an enormous consequence for Southampton of their struggle for survival, as former Arsenal star Theo Walcott had pulled a purpose again shortly after Ivan Perisic appeared to have wrapped up the win for Tottenham.

Conte was left livid together with his gamers for his or her late collapse, labelling them “egocentric” in a rare post-match rant – even for his highly-strung requirements. “I feel it is higher to enter the issue, we’re not a workforce,” the Italian bemoaned. “We’re 11 gamers that go into the pitch. I see egocentric gamers, gamers that do not need to assist one another and do not put their coronary heart.”

It wasn’t simply Tottenham’s gamers who took the brunt of Conte’s fury, however the membership hierarchy led by head honcho Levy. “They’re used to it right here,” the 53-year-old, whose contract with Spurs notably expires on the finish of this season, continued. “They do not play for one thing necessary.

“They do not need to play below strain. They do not need to play below stress. Tottenham’s story is that this. 20 years there’s the proprietor and so they by no means gained one thing. Why?”

On making an attempt to salvage their depressing season over the ultimate stretch of video games within the Premier League, Conte declared: “Now there are 10 video games to go and somebody thinks we will struggle with this angle, with this spirit, for what the seventh, eight place? What? I’m not used to combating for this. It is each one’s accountability.”

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Antonio Conte did not maintain again after Tottenham drew with Southampton
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He added: “We play to make our followers pleased with us. You need to have need. The fire in your eyes. When you have this you do not have this you do not exit within the FA Cup. Right here we’re used to for a very long time. The membership has the accountability for the switch market, the coach has the accountability. However the gamers, the place are the gamers? I see solely 11 gamers that play for themselves.”

Defender Eric Dier additionally spoke post-match, telling Premier League Productions: “There might be numerous ups and downs for everyone combating for prime 4 and relegation. It should positively go right down to the final couple of weeks of the season. We have to discover some consistency.”

Tottenham will stay in fourth place throughout subsequent week’s worldwide break, however Newcastle have two video games in hand on them and solely must make up two factors because of their superior purpose distinction. Whereas Liverpool additionally eye a late cost into the Champions League locations, there’s large strain on Spurs to recover from the road earlier than Could.

Whether or not Conte continues to be in cost to reap the rewards or sift by way of the wreckage is one other matter.


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