◤Premier League◢ Tottenham Hotspur head coach Antonio Conte slammed 'selfish' players at post-match press conference after the club threw away a two-goal lead and forced into a draw by Southampton..

2023-03-19 11:19

◤Premier League◢ Tottenham Hotspur head coach Antonio Conte slammed

After Tottenham Hotspur was forced into a draw after throwing away their two-goal lead against Southampton on Saturday, the former's head coach Antonio Conte has slammed his players their selfishness in his post-match press conference.

Conte did not hold back his anger and ranted at the press conference: "I'm not used to seeing this situation. I see a lot of selfish players, but I can't see a (concentric) team. "

"We had 11 players who go into the pitch, I saw selfish players, I saw players who didn't want to help each other or give their best efforts. First of all, I didn't want to publicly say these things out. I originally wanted to talk to motivate the players, motivate their fighting spirit, I want to do that in a lot of situations."

"Tactical or technical issues?! That's just part of it. The most important thing is that if you want to show yourself as a strong team, you want to maintain a huge competitiveness, and you want to fight to the end to win, you're supposed to have that desire to win, that fire inside of your eyes, but I don't see that."

"If you compare it to last season, this season, I think we are not only not improving in this area, but we are the worst. When you can't show a concentric mindset as a team, a lot of bad things can happen at any time. It happens and today is the perfect example of that. Don't forget, we were knocked out of the FA Cup by a Sheffield United who played with young players."

"We were able to get knocked out of the FA Cup as the stronger club and then there was a series of infuriating situations. I've said it many times, we're not going to make any progress if we continue like this, yes, I'm not talking about the tactical or technical aspects, but beating other clubs with the right mentality, that's the most important factor."

"We have to fight for the fans, make them feel proud, they follow us, they pay the ticket to see us play, we should at least win the game with that fire in our eyes to repay them for their support, if you (the players) have that, we'll win, you'll still lose sometimes, but certainly not knocked out of the FA Cup in such a disgraceful way today."

The hierarchy were also slammed

As soon as the topic changed, Antonio Conte lashed out his criticism at the Spurs' hierarchy, and slammed that it is because the club has become accustomed to such a mentality, so no matter which coach is hired in the future, Spurs will also maintain the same situation and will not achieve any success.

Conte scolded: "Because they're used to it here, they're used to the situation. They don't play to build for an important legacy, yes."

"They don't want to play under pressure, they don't want to play under pressure. It's as simple as that. That's the way Tottenham play."

"The owner (Daniel Levy) has been here for 20 years and they have never won anything, why? The fault is the club, or every manager who insists on staying here."

Journalists were not spared

Last but not least, when reporters asked Conte if he was afraid that his words and actions would cause him to lose his job at Tottenham Hotspur, the head coach furiously slammed the reporter: "You are always making excuses, one excuse after another, always looking for excuses for the players. You' always do this, you always love to find excuses for the players, saying that the players have lost confidence in me, my future is not guaranteed, I let them lose their fighting spirit, etc. You just plot it, plot it, try and plot it!"

"The club is responsible for making deals in the transfer market. Every manager who stays here is responsible, what about the players? Where are my players?! I only see 11 players who play for their own benefit. "

"We have 10 games to go and some people think we have a chance to fight until the end. You have this spirit, this attitude, this commitment, what are you fighting for?! But what?! We are now 7th, 8th, 10th?! I'm not used to this position.”

"I'm really sad, everyone has to take responsibility. Not just the club, the manager and the staff, the players have to take responsibility for this situation because if Tottenham want to improve, now is the time to change."

"If they want to keep going like this, they can keep changing managers, lots and lots of managers, but trust me, things won't change forever."

Although Tottenham Hotspur still have no plans to sack Conte, according to news from many authoritative transfer journalists in the industry, Conte has been disheartened by the Premier League giants and it has been an open secret that both parties will part ways at the end of the season.