Coach Antonio Conte did not even talk to the players before the press conference.
Tottenham Hotspur drew 3-3 with Southampton in the 28th round of the English Premier League (EPL) in the 2022-23 season held at St. Mary’s Stadium in Southampton, England at 0:00 am (Korean time) on the 19th. Tottenham, who won 1 point, maintained 4th place in the league.
It was a game worth winning. Tottenham went into the locker room in a good mood with Pedro Poro scoring the opening goal after receiving a sharp pass from Son Heung-min in the extra time of the first half.
The problem started in the second half. At the start of the second half, Che Adams scored the equalizer and slowed down. Harry Kane and Ivan Perisic widened the gap with consecutive goals, but Theo Walcott scored a chase goal in the 32nd minute of the second half, and the tension continued. In the end, Tottenham conceded a penalty kick at the end of the second half and conceded a goal to James Ward-Prowse, ending the game in a draw.
It’s like losing all 3 points right in front of your eyes. The contents and results of the game were shocking, but what shocked Tottenham fans even more was the words from Conte’s mouth at the press conference held after the game.
Conte was not shy about criticizing his players. “It’s unacceptable. We were dominating the game 3-1,” Conte said. If you want to be a team, and if you want to develop competitiveness, the most important thing is passion,” he said openly.토토사이트
Then, when asked, ‘Why does this happen?’, Conte said, “Why? Because Tottenham players are used to this. They have never played for anything important, and they don’t want to play under pressure and stress. Tottenham haven’t won the championship in 20 years. Is it all the club’s fault? Is it the manager’s fault? I don’t want to see a performance like today. It’s an unacceptable performance.”
Prior to the ‘furious press conference’, Conte reportedly did not speak to the players in the locker room. Alesdair Gold, a reporter dedicated to Tottenham from England’s ‘Football London’, reported the news, saying, “Coach Conte did not exchange a word with the players before conducting the press conference.”