Dejan Kulusevski explains atmosphere in Tottenham dressing room after Southampton collapse
ejan Kulusevski admits there weren’t many words in the Tottenham dressing room after Saturday’s costly draw at Southampton.
Spurs gave up a two-goal lead against the Premier League bottom side when James Ward-Prowse struck a late penalty to level the scores at 3-3.
The result means fifth-placed Newcastle are now just two points behind Spurs in fourth with a game less as Antonio Conte’s side lost ground in the race for Champions League football.
Conte’s outburst, of course, has made headlines ever since.
The Italian launched a scathing attack on his players, calling the team ‘selfish’ and questioning their minds, hearts and professionalism.
He also seemed to suggest that the attitude of the players stemmed from the culture of the club as a whole and warned chairman Daniel Levy that nothing would change if he was sacked before the end of the season.
Still, the players’ mood is perhaps more prevalent than Conte’s.
The former Chelsea manager is unlikely to extend his contract even if he completes the season, while most of the playing staff will remain at the club long-term.
Speaking after the late drama on the south coast, Kulusevski said of the feeling in the dressing room: “We needed this win.
“We knew those three points were very, very important and we prepared a lot for the game. So we are very disappointed and there are not many words inside.