Tottenham Hotspur manager Antonio Conte delivered a brutally honest post-match interview on Saturday.
Spurs squandered a 3-1 lead at Southampton to draw 3-3, the hosts scoring an equalizer in stoppage time.
Pedro Porro scored his first goal for Tottenham, nailing an effort into the roof of the net before half time.
Che Adams then scored shortly after the restart, but Spurs went away with two goals midway through the half.
Harry Kane headed home in the 65th minute before Ivan Perisic put in a great effort nine minutes later.
However, Theo Walcott put Southampton back on the scoresheet, scoring from Sekou Mara’s header.
And in stoppage time, a foul by Pape Matar Sarr in the box saw the Saints earn a penalty.
James Ward-Prowse stepped up and fired home a ferocious kick shot for even honours.
After the game, Conte did not hold back.
“What we are seeing in these last games, I don’t like it,” he told Sky Sports, as transcribed by Goal.com.
“I’m not used to seeing this. I see a lot of selfish players. I don’t see a team.”
‘The story of Tottenham is this’
Conte went even further in his post-match press conference.
“Now there are 10 games left,” he said.
“And someone thinks that we can fight with this attitude, with this spirit, why the seventh, the eighth place?
“What? I’m not used to fighting over this. It’s everyone’s responsibility.”
“They are used here. They don’t play for something important, yes.
“They don’t want to play under pressure, they don’t want to play under stress. It’s easy this way.
“The history of Tottenham is this for 20 years. The owner is there but he never won anything. Because?”
Conte has never shied away from criticizing the teams he leads.
However, it could be argued that his post-match comments are unprecedented in terms of honesty.
Jamie O’Hara, a Tottenham-inclined sports expert, noted that Conte no longer talks about Spurs as “us” but as “them”.
This suggests he “can’t wait to be fired,” the former Spurs midfielder said on Twitter.
It will be interesting to see what happens now.
Conte is not happy and has made his feelings very clear.
Previously, it was a case of ‘Would Conte be at Spurs next season?’
Now, will it last through the weekend?
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