Antonio Conte is affirmative about his stay at Spurs

After Burnley suffered their 4th failure in five games, Antonio Conte questioned if he is the appropriate manager to flip Tottenham’s fortunes around, confessing he is “too honest to hide my eyes and continue in this way.”

Advertisement

Spurs were beaten 1-0 by Ben Mee’s goal following a high of upsetting Premier League toppers Manchester City on Saturday, leaving them in eighth place – the same place they were in when Conte took over from Nuno Espirito Santo in November.

Spurs struggled at Turf Moor, unable to deal with a relegation-threatened Burnley team that showed more passion and, in the end, calmness in front of goal, leaving Conte unhappy. “No one deserves this type of situation – the club, me, the players and fans,” he said. “But this is the reality. I came in to try to improve the situation in Tottenham but maybe at this moment, I don’t know, I’m not so good to improve the situation. It’s very frustrating because I know we’re working hard, working a lot and trying to get the best out of every single player.” he said after the match against Burnley as reported by sky sports.

On the positive note, in the pre-match interview before their match against Leeds today, he seemed optimistic about his situation at Tottenham. He said he is optimistic about his stay at Spurs and that things between him and the club are just fine. It’s a good day for Spurs as they thrash Leed’s 4-1.

Ryan Sessegnon surged clear down the left flank and sent a superbly measured ball for Matt Doherty to swipe home, putting Marcelo Bielsa’s struggling team down after only ten minutes. On the half-hour mark, Dejan Kulusevski blasted in the visitors’ second, before Harry Kane’s clinical finish made it 3-0.

In the second half, Son Heung-min added to Leeds’s agony by latching on to Kane’s through the ball of the home protection and beating Illan Meslier with a fine finish. Leeds’ Robin Koch and Raphinha hit the post, and Stuart Dallas could have scored a consolation goal before Spurs’ fourth, but the hosts hardly appeared capable of regaining control of the game as Spurs continued to churn out counter-attacking opportunities.

Spurs’ win was a great response to their recent defeat at Burnley – and Antonio Conte’s worrisome response to it – but there was no such consolation for Leeds, who have so far conceded 20 goals in five games, four of which they have lost comfortably.

Subscribe to our newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter
Sign up here to get the latest news delivered directly to your inbox.
You can unsubscribe at any time