Former Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp has told talkSPORT that the future at the club is looking bleak, and he thinks the latest defeat leaves Antonio Conte’s job at risk.
Tottenham’s disastrous post-World Cup form continued on Thursday evening as the North London side squandered a two-goal lead against Manchester City at the Etihad. Spurs went in at half-time two goals to the good, but conceded four second-half goals and lost 4-2 in the end.
The result adds more pressure on everyone involved with the club, as Spurs find themselves losing pace with the top four. This comes on the back of a poor showing in the North London derby last Sunday, where Arsenal triumphed 2-0 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
With players struggling to perform, no new signings in the January transfer window, and both Conte (Daily Mail) and Harry Kane (Telegraph) rumoured to be on their way out in the summer, things are not looking good for Spurs right now. It’s a situation which has Redknapp worried.
He said: “I looked at the team last night, on paper, it’s a strong-looking team again. You’ve got a World Cup winner at centre-half, a goalkeeper who’s having a bad time but is a World Cup winner as well. You’ve got the best centre-forward around in Harry Kane.
“You’ve got Bentancur back and it looked a good team. At half-time at 2-0, I thought the worst thing that can happen is we get a point here, I couldn’t see Man City getting more than two goals.”
But, City did indeed get two goals, and then some. On what this means for the future, Redknapp said: “After the game, you listen to Conte and it’s all doom and gloom. I don’t know where you go, really, I don’t know how long it’s going to last here, to be honest with you.”
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It’s a really tough time to be a Tottenham Hotspur fan right now. Results and performances have been shocking of late and we could be set to lose the two biggest assets the club has in Conte and Kane. Things have to improve soon though, or I can see Conte either walking away or being pushed out before the season is done.
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