Lord Alan Sugar has defended Antonio Conte’s outburst, insisting that there was a lot wrong with the culture at Tottenham even when he was the owner.
Conte produced a sensational outburst after his side failed to see out the win against the Saints despite leading by two goals with less than 15 minutes to go.
The Tottenham head coach primarily took aim at the players, accusing all of them of being selfish and playing for themselves and also suggested that the club are used to failure for the last two decades irrespective of which manager they have at the helm (Football.London).
Some pundits, like Jamie Carragher, have opined that the Spurs head coach had no right to talk in the manner he did publicly about his employers, given the amount he is getting paid.
His point about Spurs not winning for a long time is right, but you don’t speak about your own club like that.
Especially when you’re getting paid fortunes by them!
The improvement in Arsenal this season after finishing above them last season kills a lot of his arguments. https://t.co/k0SnLGHkxu
— Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) March 18, 2023
However, Sugar has now taken to social media to insist that there has always been a problem with the culture at Tottenham even when he was the owner more than 20 years ago.
Problem with Spurs even under my chairmanship is the mood/culture of the players. They don't play as a team with camaraderie or passion. All they do is moan we need more players. I recall saying to a player. "More players do you mean you are no good should we replace you " https://t.co/Z0SWfSqha1
— Lord Sugar (@Lord_Sugar) March 18, 2023
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The culture of any organisation is dictated by the people who work there, although it is most heavily influenced by the top management.
There has been a change in every level from top to bottom since Sugar’s time at the club, which is why it makes no sense to look for a common thread from that time.
What I am appalled by is the suggestion from some Spurs fans that Conte somehow did everyone at the club a favour by calling out the players and the hierarchy.
The reality is that the Italian does not care one bit about how Tottenham fare after he leaves. His comments were purely down to making excuses for his own failure to achieve the objectives he set out for himself.
This is the same man who constantly praised the players at the club for the people they are a couple of months ago. Suddenly, they have all become selfish players who only care about themselves.
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