Antonio Conte Lashes Out At Tottenham Players & Owner Daniel Levy In Explosive Interview. Antonio Conte Lashes Out At Tottenham Players In Explosive Interview. Antonio Conte criticized Tottenham players for being “selfish” following his team’s 3-3 draw with Southampton.
The former Chelsea manager has been under fire in recent weeks for Tottenham’s dismal play. Spurs are trying to maintain their top-four position in the Premier League after exiting the Champions League in the last-16 round.
Southampton held Conte’s side to a 3-3 draw on Saturday, throwing further damage to their potential to secure a UCL berth for next season. Speaking after the game, Conte said: “We are not a team. We are eleven players that go into the pitch. I see selfish players, players that don’t want to help each other and don’t put their heart.
“Until now I try to hide the situation but now, not anymore. Here’s always the same, every season. The club has the responsibility for the transfer market, the coach has responsibility. But the players, where are the players?
“I see only 11 players that play for themselves!”
Antonio Conte was absolutely furious: “I don’t want to hide it anymore — here is always the same”. 🚨⚪️ #THFC
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) March 18, 2023
In the closing segment of his conversation, Conte took a shot at Tottenham owner Daniel Levy.
“They are used to it here at Tottenham,” the Italian boss added. “They don’t play for something important, they don’t want to play under pressure, under stress. It is easy in this way!
“Tottenham story’s this for 20 years, there’s the owner but they never won something. Why?
“Here’s always the same, every season. No matter who’s the manager. If they want to continue in this way, they can change the manager, a lot of managers, but the situation cannot change. Believe me.”