Conte criticizes Tottenham for ‘selfish’ after Southampton draw
Antonio Conte criticized tottenhamplayer, ownership and winning mentality after they concede a final penalty to draw 3-3 at Premier League those who fight Southampton on Saturday.
Spurs took a 3-1 lead with 15 minutes left but Southampton made a spectacular comeback with goals from Theo Walcott and a stop time penalty from James Ward-Prince.
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The results show that Spurs are still in fourth place in the table but have played two more games. Newcastle United Football Club And Liverpool.
After the game, Conte criticized the players for the way they failed to perform throughout the campaign in all competitions.
“I’m really upset because it’s not the first time and I think I can tell you today it’s an annoyance because we’re winning 3-1 and have 15 minutes left and I think the you have to win,” Conte told BBC Sport.
“Instead, we showed this at another time, things started to improve last season but we lost the character of last season. I don’t want to talk about that aspect. Technical and spiritual are lacking.
“We’re not a team. We’re a team where everyone thinks about themselves. When you’re this way, it can happen, you lose Sheffield United and drop the FA Cup and with AC Milan and to end that run you win 3-1 and last 15 games you can give them a chance to come back. I don’t see the sense of responsibility of the players.
“It’s tough right now – we’re working hard with this group and on the right track. We’re falling behind, I see a lot of negative situations and a lot of selfish situations and players who I do not like.
“Now instead we’re falling behind, nobody cares about this. I’m very upset about this because me and the staff stay every day thinking how to improve. Honestly, it’s arrived. when I have to take responsibility for myself, the staff, the club but also the players.”
Speaking at his post-match press conference, Conte also appeared to aim to dig up the club’s ownership.
“They’re used to it here. They don’t play for something important. They don’t want to play under pressure. They don’t want to play under stress.
“Tottenham’s story is this. Twenty years there are owners and they’ve never won something. Why? The fault is only for the club, or for every coach who stays here. I was saw the coaches that Tottenham left on the bench.
“It’s time to change this situation if Tottenham want to change. If they want to continue in this way, they can change coaches, many coaches, but the situation cannot change. Believe me .”
Spurs also face a significant injury concern after a tearful game Richarlison Must be withdrawal within the first five minutes.
Conte’s reverse side Everton after the international break on April 5.