Antonio Conte has criticised Tottenham’s gamers, possession and successful mentality after they conceded a last-gasp penalty to attract 3-3 at Premier League strugglers Southampton on Saturday.
Spurs discovered themselves main 3-1 with quarter-hour remaining however Southampton secured a surprising late comeback with targets from Theo Walcott and a stoppage-time penalty from James Ward-Prowse.
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The end result sees Spurs stay in fourth place within the desk however have performed two video games greater than Newcastle United and Liverpool.
Following the sport, Conte hit out on the gamers for the way in which they’ve didn’t ship all through the marketing campaign in all competitions.
“I am actually upset as a result of this isn’t the primary time and I feel in the present day I can inform you that that is an upset as a result of we’re successful 3-1 and quarter-hour to go and I feel it’s important to win,” Conte instructed BBC Sport.
“As an alternative we confirmed this one other time, issues began to enhance final season however we misplaced the attribute of final season. I do not wish to discuss in regards to the technical facet, the spirit is lacking.
“We’re not a staff. We’re a staff that everybody is pondering of himself. If you end up on this method that may occur, you lose towards Sheffield United and drop the FA Cup and with AC Milan and to complete that run you are successful 3-1 and the final 15 you’ll be able to give them the chance to come back again. I do not see the sense of duty of the gamers.
“Now it is troublesome — we’re working onerous with this group and to maneuver in the suitable course. We’re going behind, I see loads of unfavorable conditions and loads of egocentric conditions and gamers that I do not like. I know how to beat groups, up to now I beat loads of groups, successful groups.
“Now as an alternative we’re going behind, nobody is on this. I’ve nice frustration about this as a result of me and the workers keep day by day to consider a method to enhance. Truthfully, it is time I’ve to take duty for me, the workers, the membership but in addition the gamers.”
Talking in his postmatch information convention, Conte additionally appeared to goal a dig on the membership’s possession.
“They’re used to it right here. Do not play for one thing essential. They do not wish to play below strain. They do not wish to play below stress.
“Tottenham’s story is that this. 20 years there may be the proprietor they usually by no means gained one thing. Why? The fault is just for the membership, or for each supervisor that keep right here. I’ve seen the managers that Tottenham had on the bench.
“It’s time to change this case if Tottenham wish to change. In the event that they wish to proceed on this method, they’ll change the supervisor, loads of managers, however the scenario can not change. Imagine me.”
Spurs additionally face an essential damage concern after a tearful Richarlison needed to be withdrawn contained in the opening 5 minutes.
Conte’s facet face Everton after the worldwide break on April 5.