Tottenham manager Antonio Conte launches stunning attack on Daniel Levy and ‘selfish’ players
Ottenham manager Antonio Conte launched a stunning attack on his players, calling them “selfish and ‘not playing for the team'”, before appearing to question chairman Daniel Levy.
Spurs today squandered their chance to take third in the table after conceding two late goals, including a controversial injury-time penalty, to draw 3-3 at bottom of the table Southampton.
Conte is expected to leave the club when his contract expires at the end of the season, but Saturday’s outburst casts further doubt on the manager’s ability to last until then.
“The problem is that we have shown that we are not a team,” Conte told BBC Match of the Day. “We are 11 players. I see selfish players. I see players who don’t want to help each other, don’t play from the heart.”
The players weren’t Conte’s only targets, as he soon turned to Spurs chairman Levy and his long tenure in charge.
He then said in his press conference “it’s the same every season, it doesn’t matter who the manager is”, adding: “They are used to it here. 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. They’ve owned it for 20 years and they’ve never won anything. Why?”