Antonio Conte took over Tottenham in November, after Nuno Espirito Santo was dismissed.
Everything did not go smoothly after the change of coach. On Wednesday night, Tottenham went 0-1 away against Burnley. This is Conte’s fourth loss in the league in five games. After that, Conte said the club should make an “assessment” of where they stand. The comments attracted a lot of attention both in the British sports press and among Spurs fans. Many interpret Conte’s statement to mean he could resign.
– He will probably travel to the summer, but not now. It would be very strange, Eric Thorstedt, a former Tottenham goalkeeper and current expert on TV 2, told Nettavisen.
What did Conte say?
When Conte faced Sky Sports after the 0-1 loss, he was clearly devastated. The team is in terrible shape in the league. It was a dramatic victory over leaders Manchester City this weekend, but that rally was followed by another difficult experience.
“That means it will be an assessment of the club and me, because I think it’s very disappointing to lose four out of five games,” Conte said.
Conte is known for being environmentally friendly. He rarely stays in the clubs for long. At the same time, he often faces success. He won the Italian league with Inter last season. In the 2016/2017 season, he led Chelsea to win the English Premier League title.
Tottenham moved from tenth to eighth after taking charge. But the road to the top four is starting to take a long time, although it must be said that they have two games ahead of Manchester United, who occupy an important fourth place. The distance is seven points.
– I came here to help the club. If the problem here is the coach, I’m ready to go. No problem.
When asked about follow-up questions about his situation at Tottenham, Conte replied that he had to speak to the club.
Slammed by the former Premier League striker
Tottenham have won eleven, lost seven and drawn three under Conte. Thorstvedt thinks the Italian could give up if he doesn’t feel there is hope for improvement, but the Norwegian champions Tottenham don’t think we’re there yet.
On the morning broadcast by Talksport Channel on the day after the match, former Aston Villa striker Gabriel Agbonlahor responded to what Conte had said.
I feel sorry for the Tottenham fans. You’ve been hired to do work and you’ve brought in two players, Dejan Kulusevski and Rodrigo Bentancur. They started yesterday. It’s just progress, Agbonlahor said.
He would prefer to see Conte and Tottenham continue to fight after a heavy result streak.
– You lost away to Burnley. that happens! You’re not the only team that got lost on a cold, stormy night out there. Keep it up, stop complaining. Stop the silly interviews and get on with the work.
Conte has a contract with Tottenham until next season.
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