In England, Antonio Conte’s outburst after Tottenham’s draw against Southampton was not appreciated. The Spurs coach fueled some sensational suspicions: “He wants to get fired during the break”.
Antonio Conte ended up in the storm in England after the sensational outburst at the press conference following the comeback draw suffered by his Tottenham against Southampton last. The feeling now is that his second experience in the Premier League is over. In fact, it is difficult to imagine that Tottenham can exercise renewal for another 12 months on his contract expiring on June 30, 2023. His words at the press conference were too heavy, the accusations against clubs and players too clear and obvious to think of being able to mend a relationship that now seems to have definitively worn out. “I keep seeing selfish players on and off the pitch, and that’s our problem – Conte said yesterday – Players don’t play with their hearts… something we’ve gotten used to here at Tottenham for some time.”
At this point, Conte went down hard: “The story of Tottenham is this: they haven’t won anything for 20 years and you know why? Do you think the fault lies only with the club or with all the technicians who arrive? – adds Conte, surprising everyone in the press room – Until now I have tried to hide the situationbut now there are 10 games to go, that’s enough”. The English media are massacring the Italian coach targeted by criticism and lack of respect towards the London club. On all, he also intervened Jamie Carragherformer Liverpool captain, now a TV commentator on CBS and Sky Sports: “Conte wants to be sacked in this break for the national teams – has explained – Spurs should just put him out and do it tonight.”
The English press does not forgive him. The Mirror underlines how his outburst led fans to turn away from him. The English underline how the Spurs people do not like his negative and defensive style, specifying how the club should have expected all this anyway after hiring one of the top managers in the world. Conte’s charisma, his unfiltered outbursts and his way of being so direct were known to all. “They knew that with Conte they would have problems” still writes the Mirror which highlights the long-distance quarrels with Diego Costa at Chelsea and other episodes that have characterized his journey as a coach in other realities, even different from the English ones. The fact is that now the suspicion is that Conte’s goal is precisely to get fired from the club by taking advantage of this break from the national teams.
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The elimination of the FA Cup, the one from the Champions League at the hands of Milan and the last humiliating comeback in the league, compromised his path to Tottenham. “The manager has decided not to start Kane, his best player, England captain and top scorer, and Is it the club’s fault and not his if the team doesn’t win trophies?” the English media still write underlining basically the same concept. Carragher’s reasoning, on the other hand, does not make sense and in fact reversals are not excluded in the next few hours. “His reflection that Spurs haven’t won for a long time is right, but don’t talk about your club like that – closed Carragher – Especially when you get paid a fortune by them!”