Tottenham Hotspur’s manager, Antonio Conte, launched into a scathing tirade following his team’s 3-3 draw against Southampton. The Italian manager accused his own players of being selfish and criticized owner Daniel Levy for failing to win a trophy in the last 20 years. However, Jamie Carragher, a former Liverpool defender and current football pundit, believes that Conte is looking to be fired and is responsible for his team’s poor performance this season.
In his post-match press conference, Conte expressed his frustration with his players, saying: “They don’t play for something important yeah. They don’t want to play under pressure, they don’t want to play under stress.” He also criticized Tottenham’s history and suggested that the club’s failure to win a trophy over the past two decades was not the fault of any individual manager.
Carragher responded to Conte’s outburst, suggesting that the Italian manager is trying to get sacked. He claimed that Arsenal’s improvement under Mikel Arteta this season means Conte has no grounds for blaming anyone else for his team’s poor form. Carragher said: “His point about Spurs not winning for a long time is right, but you don’t speak about your own club like that. Especially when you’re getting paid fortunes by them!”
Conte’s comments have led to speculation about his future at Tottenham, with some suggesting that he may be replaced before the end of the season. The Italian manager’s contract expires at the end of the current campaign, and talks over a renewal appear unlikely.
Despite claims that uncertainty over his future is affecting the players, Conte denied this, saying: “You are finding an alibi, another alibi. You try to find an excuse for the players. OK, continue to do this, to find an excuse for the players. You do only this! You do only this. Excuses for the players. ‘But the players, maybe, my future, then we lost confidence, they lost spirit, they lost being a team’. Excuses. Excuses. Excuse. Try to protect them every time.”
In conclusion, Antonio Conte’s outburst has raised questions about his future at Tottenham, with some speculating that he may be fired before the end of the season. Jamie Carragher has criticized Conte’s approach, suggesting that he is responsible for his team’s poor form and is looking to be fired. The situation at Tottenham remains uncertain, and fans will be hoping for an improvement in form and results over the coming weeks.