Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has taken to social media to suggest that Tottenham Hotspur should waste no further time and sack Antonio Conte tonight.
Carragher was responding to a Tweet put out by our very own Twitter page which featured the video footage of Conte’s explosive post-match press conference at St Mary’s following Tottenham’s 3-3 draw at Southampton.
Spurs were leading the match 3-1 with just fifteen minutes to play, however, conceded twice to gift the Saints a valuable point in their fight against relegation and dealt their Champions League hopes a severe blow.
Carragher believes that Conte’s outburst was a result of the Italian wanting to be sacked by Daniel Levy during the international break period with Tottenham not due to be back in action until they face Everton at Goodison Park on April 3rd.
He comments on his Twitter account: “Conte wants to be sacked in this international break.
“Spurs should just put him out of his misery and do it tonight.”
Conte wants to be sacked in this international break.
Spurs should just put him out of his misery and do it tonight. https://t.co/K5gfers2ZQ
— Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) March 18, 2023
Tottenham are already are out of all cup competitions this season with Sheffield United knocking them out of the FA Cup before AC Milan ended their Champions League hopes in the space of a seven-day period.
Conte said as quoted by the BBC: “If they want to continue in this way, they can change the manager, a lot of managers, but the situation cannot change. Believe me.
“Maybe previously in the other games something can change. But here we’re used to it for a long time. The club has the responsibility for the transfer market, every coach that stayed here has the responsibility. And the players? The players? Where are the players?
“In my experience, I can tell you that if you want to be competitive, if you want to fight, you have to improve this aspect. And this aspect, I can tell you, in this moment is really, really low. And I see only 11 players that play for themselves.”
When asked why this is the case at Tottenham, Conte said: “Because they are used to it here, they are used to it. They don’t play for something important here. They don’t want to play under pressure, they don’t want to play under stress.”
He continued: “There are 10 games to go and some people think we can fight. Fight for what with this spirit, this attitude, this commitment? What? For seventh, eighth, 10th place?
“We are 11 players that go into the pitch. I see selfish players, I see players that don’t want to help each other and don’t put their heart.
“I am not used to this position. I’m really upset and everyone has to take their responsibility.
“It’s much better to go into the problem, because the problem is that for another time we showed that we are not a team,” Conte said.
“Before today I prefer to hide this situation and to try to speak, to try to improve the spirit, the situation, with the words, With a lot of situations.
“If I have to compare last season and this season, we have to improve, but now we are worse in this aspect. When you are not a team, anything can happen, in any moment. Today is the last situation.
“Being a team, it is the most important thing. To understand that we play for the badge.”
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