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Conte blasts ‘egocentric’ Tottenham after draw at Southampton

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Antonio Conte has criticised Tottenham‘s gamers, possession and profitable 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 shocking 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 best way they’ve did not 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 right this moment I can inform you that that is an upset as a result of we’re profitable 3-1 and quarter-hour to go and I feel you must win,” Conte informed 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 need to discuss concerning the technical facet, the spirit is lacking.

“We aren’t a crew. We’re a crew that everybody is pondering of himself. When you find yourself on this method that may occur, you lose in opposition to Sheffield United and drop the FA Cup and with AC Milan and to complete that run you are profitable 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 tough — we’re working arduous with this group and to maneuver in the correct course. We’re going behind, I see numerous destructive conditions and numerous egocentric conditions and gamers that I do not like. I understand how to beat groups, prior to now I beat numerous groups, profitable groups.

“Now as a substitute we’re going behind, nobody is on this. I’ve nice frustration about this as a result of me and the employees keep daily to think about a method to enhance. Truthfully, it is time I’ve to take duty for me, the employees, the membership but additionally 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 vital. They do not need to play underneath stress. They do not need to play underneath stress.

“Tottenham’s story is that this. 20 years there may be the proprietor and so they by no means received 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 example if Tottenham need to change. In the event that they need to proceed on this method, they’ll change the supervisor, numerous managers, however the state of affairs can not change. Imagine me.”

Spurs additionally face an vital damage concern after a tearful Richarlison needed to be withdrawn contained in the opening 5 minutes.

Conte’s aspect face Everton after the worldwide break on April 5.

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