Antonio Conte believes some players are satisfied to remain in the comfort zone and settle for mediocrity, no matter who is the coach Conte also believes if the culture at a club is not correct then the club is by no means going to be prosperous.
By Kaveh Solhekol, Sky Sports News Chief Reporter
eight:59, UK, Tuesday 21 March 2023
A choice on Antonio Conte’s Tottenham future is set to be created in the subsequent 48 hours.
There is a increasing sense that it will be tough for Conte to continue as Tottenham head coach following his outburst immediately after Saturday’s three-three draw at Southampton.
Sources close to Conte insist he did not speak out on Saturday for the reason that he desires Tottenham to sack him. Alternatively, his comments reflected what he has felt for a lengthy time and he did not intend to attack the players or the board.
The Italian’s contract is up at the finish of this season, but there is a sense he could depart the club a lot sooner.
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Conte is at household in Italy for a handful of days throughout the international break.
Conte has constantly prided himself on speedily developing a winning mentality wherever he has worked, and he is pretty disappointed that he has not been capable to do this at Spurs.
He believes some players are satisfied to remain in their comfort zone and settle for mediocrity, no matter who is the coach. He also believes if the culture at a club is not correct then the club is by no means going to be prosperous.
Final season Tottenham completed strongly to overtake Arsenal and this season was supposed to be a single exactly where they constructed on that. That has not occurred, and as an alternative, Arsenal players have discovered and created, whereas Spurs have settled for mediocrity.
Arsenal bounced back from final season’s disappointing finish with hunger and ambition, signing players with a winning mentality to boost their squad.
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On the other hand, Tottenham went backwards. There has been no improvement in mentality, attitude and hunger. New players have brought troubles or complaints, and the players’ attitude has constantly been an concern at Spurs.
Tottenham do not play once more for a fortnight and that has provided chairman Daniel Levy a quick period of time to make a decision whether or not he ought to take any action against Conte.
Players and employees are at the moment on a pre-scheduled two days off and will report back to the coaching ground on Tuesday, which would have been the case regardless of the outcome.
There has been no public reaction from the players in response to Conte’s comments as however, with Cristian Romero and Pedro Porro the only players to have posted on social media considering that the outburst.
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Sky Sports’ Jamie Carragher stated he believed Conte desires to be sacked following the Italian’s rant, whilst Jamie Redknapp feels the Italian’s position is becoming untenable.
Conte’s Spurs contract expires this summer time, and Sky Sports’ Gary Neville stated he would “maintain him correct exactly where he is and make him do his job”.
Sky Sports News reported earlier this month that Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is beneath enormous stress to reappoint Mauricio Pochettino as Spurs boss, with various players and employees pleading with the Argentine to return and reinvigorate the club.
Tottenham’s collapse at St Mary’s capped off a miserable March in which they had been dumped out of each the FA Cup and the Champions League to leave them trophyless considering that 2008.
‘Things could create speedily at Spurs’
Michael Bridge expects news on Antonio Conte’s future at Tottenham to create and ramp up as the day goes on
Evaluation from Sky Sports News reporter Michael Bridge:
“What a handful of days at Tottenham Hotspur Football Club.
“In spite of Conte’s rant, he wasn’t expecting to be sacked and what is emerging now is that could be pretty doable.
“He does not believe he’s selecting on people when he’s speaking about this, when he is criticising specific items about the club, but he feels it is the culture, which is anything he has talked about quite a few instances ahead of in press conferences.
“Saturday’s outburst felt a lot worse than we’ve noticed ahead of from Conte. It was damning.
“This is going to move speedily. It is going to create and ramp up pretty speedily as Tuesday goes on.”
Tottenham’s remaining Premier League fixtures
April three: Everton (A) – Premier League, kick-off 8pm, reside on Sky Sports
April eight: Brighton (H) – Premier League, kick-off 3pm
April 15: Bournemouth (H) – Premier League, kick-off 3pm
April 23: Newcastle (A) – Premier League, kick-off 2pm, reside on Sky Sports
April 27: Man Utd (H) – Premier League, kick-off eight.15pm
April 30: Liverpool (A) – Premier League, kick-off four.30pm, reside on Sky Sports
May perhaps six: Crystal Palace (H) – Premier League, kick-off 3pm
May perhaps 13: Aston Villa (A) – Premier League, kick-off 3pm
May perhaps 20: Brentford (H) – Premier League, kick-off 3pm
May perhaps 28: Leeds (A) – Premier League, kick off 3pm
‘Southampton draw a sliding doors moment for Conte and Spurs’
Additional evaluation from Sky Sports News reporter Michael Bridge:
“When Conte was appointed, I believed it was a fantastic appointment for Spurs. It was a genuine globe class manager and somebody Spurs wanted in the summer time. But then persons will say to you, this will take place. This was constantly coming. He did it at Inter Milan and Juventus.
“He will turn about and ask what is he carrying out incorrect? It is for the reason that he’s ambitious.
“Conte constantly stated to me and other reporters in press conferences, this Spurs squad wants function. It will take a lot of time and I do believe Tottenham fans accepted that. It did have to have significant function final season for the reason that they had been pretty more than reliant on Harry Kane and Heung-min Son. Son was the Golden Boot winner final year but hasn’t hit these heights this season, which has been a trouble. The more than reliance on a single person has been also a lot.
“It was a ten-minute press conference on Saturday but there was a single quote: ‘When you make a decision to function with this form of coach you ought to recognize you take a coach of fantastic ambition, not a loser, but a winner, and that ambition ought to also be shared.’
On the other hand, the argument could come back, here’s Ivan Perisic, who you wanted. He’s not the type of player Spurs would sign. Then there’s Yves Bissouma, who was a single of Brighton’s very best players, and no-a single talks about him now. Richarlison for £60m from Everton. Is that backing Conte?
“I’d in all probability say they didn’t go far adequate. They did also want a couple of prime-class defenders but that didn’t take place.
“I know Daniel Levy actually wanted this to function. He constantly talked about Conte, and it is not just him you are appointing. You are appointing his brother, his coaches and so quite a few of his backroom employees. Levy listens to Conte, and they speak so a lot.
“It would also not be correct to speak about the year Conte’s had and mention that he’s lost 3 close good friends – a single a Tottenham coach. Conte also had gallbladder surgery and came back early from recovery. He didn’t appear nicely, left once more and then came back. It is been pretty up and down.
“Southampton actually was the sliding doors moment. You could argue the final-gasp penalty could have been overturned by VAR, but it wasn’t. James Ward-Prowse sticks it in the back of the net in the 95th minute to quit Spurs going third.
“If they had held on, Spurs fans would be obtaining a beautiful two weeks off but now we are speaking about Conte’s future.”
‘Poch will assess his selections in the summer’
Sky Sports News has been told Mauricio Pochettino will assess all his selections in the summer time.
Pochettino is prepared to return to management, but is waiting for the correct chance. He has had various approaches in the final eight months – none of which he felt had been correct.
Mauricio Pochettino has been out of function considering that leaving PSG in July
Pochettino has been approached by True Madrid twice ahead of – but was beneath contract at Tottenham and PSG when the approaches had been created.
Tottenham approached Pochettino in the summer time of 2021 – his contract at PSG meant he could not speak to them.