The chances of Tottenham returning to the Champions League adjacent play are starting to look a spot slimmer aft the squad threw distant a two-goal pb astatine last-place Southampton.
The chances of Antonio Conte returning to manager the squad adjacent play are looking adjacent slimmer aft the Italian tore into his players for being “selfish” and slammed the nine for not having a winning mentality.
After James Ward Prowse’s injury-time punishment earned Southampton a 3-3 gully successful the Premier League, a despondent Conte responded by questioning his players’ cognition and accused them of not playing arsenic a collective.
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“I’m not utilized to spot this benignant of situation,” Conte said. “I spot a batch of selfish players. And I don’t spot a team.”
Conte became known arsenic a serial victor aft starring some Juventus and Inter Milan to the Serie A rubric and Chelsea to the Premier League crown. But helium is acceptable to decorativeness a 2nd play astatine Tottenham without a trophy aft the squad went retired of the Champions League and FA Cup recently.
And helium could adjacent spot the squad miss retired connected a Champions League spot arsenic its grip connected 4th spot is progressively shaky.
Tottenham has not won a trophy successful immoderate contention since the 2008 League Cup and Conte — successful comments that volition lone substance speculation that helium wants to permission the nine — accused the Tottenham players and hierarchy of being contented with that.
“I spot selfish players, I spot players that don’t privation to assistance each different and don’t enactment their bosom (in),” Conte told his post-game quality conference.
“Why? Because they are utilized to it here, they are utilized to it. They don’t play for thing important, yeah.
"They don’t privation to play nether pressure, they don’t privation to play nether stress. It is casual successful this way. Tottenham’s communicative is this. Twenty years determination is the (same) proprietor and they ne'er won something.”
Tottenham would person provisionally climbed supra Manchester United into 3rd with a win, but is present conscionable 2 points up of fifth-place Newcastle, which has played 2 less games.
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