Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has criticized Tottenham Hotspur manager Antonio Conte after the Italian produced a stunning rant in his post-match press conference following his side’s 3-3 draw against Southampton.
After his team’s failure to see out the win despite leading by two goals with less than 15 minutes to go, Conte accused his players of playing for themselves rather than the team. He also took aim at the club, insisting that they are used to failure over the last two decades irrespective of the managers they have appointed.
It had already been reported that Tottenham and Conte were expected to go their separate ways at the end of the season. Still, the 53-year-old’s rant might convince the North London club’s hierarchy to act immediately.
Carragher has now taken to social media to insist that Conte had no right to talk about his employers the way he did, given the bumper contract he is on. The former Liverpool man tweeted, “I cannot believe that there are actually some Spurs fans who are defending Conte for his rant and congratulating him for calling out the players and the hierarchy.”
Conte has been given a free rein to get rid of the players he does not want and has brought in 11 new players during his three transfer windows. So, if he does have an issue with the players’ attitude, that only reflects poorly on his own decision-making.
Carragher went on to say that Conte’s comments were aimed purely at self-preservation because he has failed at Tottenham despite being backed. The Italian’s outburst highlights the ongoing issues at the club, with rumors suggesting that several players are unhappy with Conte’s management style.
The former Liverpool defender also criticized some Tottenham fans who have praised Conte for his rant, insisting that the manager’s comments were not constructive and did not help the team’s cause.
In conclusion, Antonio Conte’s post-match rant has divided opinion, with some fans supporting the manager’s criticism of his players and the club’s hierarchy. However, Jamie Carragher believes that Conte was wrong to speak about his employers in such a negative way, and that his comments were not helpful in addressing the team’s issues.