Football.London’s Alasdair Gold has revealed that Antonio Conte did not address his squad following their draw against Southampton prior to choosing to blast them publicly in his post-match press conference

After watching his side throw away a 3-1 lead to draw 3-3 with the Saints, Conte launched into a vicious rant targeted at his own players at the post-match press conference with some reports over the last 24 hours have suggested that Daniel Levy is expected to sack the Italian this week (Telegraph).

Unsurprisingly, some publications (The Sun and The Guardian) have revealed over the last few days that some Spurs players have grown tired of the 53-year-old’s tirades and that they would be happy to see him sacked immediately.

Gold has now been revealed on Football.London that the Tottenham head coach did not even address the squad in the dressing room after the final whistle on Saturday – a tactic which he allegedly employs quite frequently.

The journalist explains that the first time many Spurs players would have heard his criticism of them would have been on their phones or radios on the way home, with some even heading off straight to international duty from St Mary’s.

Gold adds that Conte’s words have not just split the Tottenham fan base but also created a divide in the dressing room.

Antonio Conte

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While some Spurs fans are quick to point out that Conte is not the first Spurs manager to call out some of the players, they are ignoring the fact that this is not the first time that the Italian has picked a fight with his playing squad.

In fact, Conte’s time at every single club has ended in a similar manner, with the 53-year-old falling out with a portion of his own players. Shifting the blame when he fails is something that the Italian has done quite frequently throughout his coaching career.

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