sport news Furious Antonio Conte aims frustrations at Tottenham's supporters trends now
The gallbladder is gone but the guts are in good nick, judging by Antonio Conte’s appetite to go down fighting.
Tottenham’s impatient fans were his main target as he reflected on the unravelling of his team’s season in eight days, from the FA Cup defeat at Sheffield United to the Champions League exit at home against AC Milan on Wednesday.
The focus of his ire was the impatience of Spurs supporters, claiming they were damaging the team with the atmosphere they created and urging them to come together for the rest of the season, starting at home against Nottingham Forest on Saturday.
Conte avoided criticising the board, insisting his relationship with chairman Daniel Levy was good, and that he spoke daily with managing director Fabio Paratici, but did reveal that Arnaut Danjuma, a January arrival on loan from Villarreal, was not his signing.
He ordered Cristian Romero ‘to control himself much better’ after two red cards in six games and accused Richarlison — who gave an explosive post-Milan interview with TNT Sports — of being selfish.
Antonio has expressed his views on the Spurs fans as well as the issues surrounding his players
Conte has urged the fans to come together for the rest of the season to help the club
‘The guy understood very well that he made a mistake speaking with “I, I and I”, not with us,’ said Conte, who went through every word with the Brazil striker. ‘It means you are thinking only about yourself and are selfish.’
As for Richarlison’s comments about a ‘s*** season’, Conte agreed. ‘He’s right, his season is not good,’ he said. ‘He had lots of injuries. He scored zero goals with us, only two in the Champions League. He has time to recover. If he deserves to play, I’ll give him the opportunity. Otherwise we’ll play