Connect with us

ARTICLES

“I don’t care”- Spurs’ Conte lashes out at Arteta for constantly complaining after red card decision

Published

on

Tottenham Hotspur boss Antonio Conte hits out at Mikel Arteta for Rob Holding red card complaints

Tottenham Hotspur boss Antonio Conte has lashed out at Mikel Arteta for his complaints regarding the red card to Rob Holding. The defender was given a second yellow for a foul on Son Heung-Min after receiving the first one just minutes before for another offence on the South Korean attacker himself.

Holding’s sending off was a crucial point in the North London derby as Tottenham took control following the red card. That saw them add two more goals to the scoreline after Harry Kane had already converted his penalty to put them in the lead. Arteta was agitated by Paul Tierney’s decision to issue the second yellow and openly criticised the ref.

Speaking in the pre-match presser (h/t Football.London), Conte has advised the Arsenal boss to be calmer and stop complaining about every single contentious decision. The Tottenham coach admits that Arteta is a good manager, but he believes the Spaniard could be more composed from here on out.

“He’s [Arteta] just started to do this job and I think that I hear him complain a lot. I think that he needs to be focused more on his team and not to complain. Because he has just started his work and I think he has to be calm and to try to continue to work. Because he’s very good but to listen to a coach complain a lot of time is not good.”

Tottenham boss Antonio Conte hits out at Mikel Arteta for Rob Holding red card complaints. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)
Antonio Conte advises Mikel Arteta to stop his regular complaints. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

Arteta should take notes

Conte also gave his opinion on the red card incident itself, and he is adamant that the referee was right to take that particular decision. There is no denying that Arsenal being reduced to 10 men helped us but we were already 1-0 up by the time Holding was sent off for an early shower. The Italian also used the Liverpool draw as an example to emphasise his advice to Arteta regarding his complaints.

“But it’s ok, the red card for me it was clear. Don’t forget against Liverpool I said nothing what happened with Fabinho, a lot of time because if we want to complain we have the possibility every game to speak about the referee, about the decision, about the postponed game, I think that this is the advice if you want to accept the advice. If you don’t I don’t care.”

It is pretty clear how the two yellow cards issued to Holding were the right call. The centre-back pulled back Son, who was in line to set up a counterattack, and the first yellow was a deserving one indeed. For the second one, it was noticeable how the Gunners star had a go at the Tottenham forward, which in and of itself is a bookable offence.

As such, the referee was right in his decision to give marching orders to Holding in the league fixture. That is why Arteta’s complaints are puzzling to see when both actions from the English central defender deserve to be given a yellow card.

Tottenham Hotspur thumped Arsenal 3-0 in the North London derby. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
Tottenham Hotspur thumped Arsenal 3-0 in the North London derby. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

If anything, Spurs should be the ones who should be complaining about their bitter rivals and the advantages they enjoy in the race to finish in the top four places in the league table. Yesterday’s match should not have been postponed in the first place as Arteta’s side just had one player with Covid-19 when it was initially rescheduled.

Not to mention, Arsenal also enjoy more resting period as compared to us following the derby. After all, they only have a late kickoff against Newcastle United on 16th May, while we have to face Burnley on 15th quite early in the day. The league officials have not been fair when it comes to scheduling matches, even at such a crucial point in the end.

More Tottenham Hotspur News

So it would be best if Arteta stopped complaining about every decision that goes against them. As Conte said, he is just getting started and perhaps being a little more humble and open minded when it comes to decisions that rightly go against his team won’t hurt his reputation, especially amongst non-Arsenal fans.

A football enthusiast who is madly in love with the beautiful sport.

Spurs Transfer News

Gabriel Jesus has attracted interest from Tottenham. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images) Gabriel Jesus has attracted interest from Tottenham. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
ARTICLES15 hours ago

Tottenham to battle with arch-rivals for Brazilian forward playing in England

Transfer News: Tottenham Hotspur express interest in Manchester City star Gabriel Jesus According to Football.London, Tottenham Hotspur have shown an interest...

Raheem Sterling is linked with a move to Tottenham. (Photo by Lewis Storey/Getty Images) Raheem Sterling is linked with a move to Tottenham. (Photo by Lewis Storey/Getty Images)
ARTICLES16 hours ago

Man City star on Tottenham’s radar to entertain transfer offers from abroad

Tottenham Hotspur linked Raheem Sterling will entertain offers from outside England According to ESPN, Tottenham Hotspur-linked Raheem Sterling is ready to entertain offers...

Transfer News: Tottenham Hotspur are not interested in bringing back Christian Eriksen. Transfer News: Tottenham Hotspur are not interested in bringing back Christian Eriksen.
ARTICLES17 hours ago

“Good chance”- PL manager provides damning update on Tottenham’s midfield target

Thomas Frank has conceded that there is a good chance Christian Eriksen stays at Brentford Speaking in a press conference...

ARTICLES19 hours ago

Transfer News: Tottenham eye 27-year-old PL star to reinforce midfield

Spurs Transfer News: Tottenham Hotspur are targeting John McGinn from Aston Villa According to The Telegraph (Subscription Required), Tottenham Hotspur...

Tottenham Hotspur identify Denzel Dumfries as a top summer transfer target. Tottenham Hotspur identify Denzel Dumfries as a top summer transfer target.
ARTICLES20 hours ago

Tottenham planning to raid Serie A heavyweights for 26-year-old Dutch defender

Tottenham Hotspur identify Denzel Dumfries as a top summer transfer target According to The Sun, Inter Milan star Denzel Dumfries is among the...

Juventus could sell Weston McKennie is Paul Pogba joins them this summer. (Photo by MARCO BERTORELLO/AFP via Getty Images) Juventus could sell Weston McKennie is Paul Pogba joins them this summer. (Photo by MARCO BERTORELLO/AFP via Getty Images)
ARTICLES22 hours ago

Man United star could hand transfer boost to Spurs by influencing Serie A giants’ stance

Juventus could sell Tottenham Hotspur target Weston McKennie if Paul Pogba joins them this summer According to Italian sources Tuttosport and Gazzetta Dello...

Transfer News: Cardiff City beat Tottenham Hotspur to sign Lewes winger Ollie Tanner. Transfer News: Cardiff City beat Tottenham Hotspur to sign Lewes winger Ollie Tanner.
ARTICLES1 day ago

Championship side pip Tottenham to the signature of 20-year-old English prospect

Transfer News: Cardiff City beat Tottenham Hotspur to sign Lewes winger Ollie Tanner According to The Argus, Cardiff City have completed...

Fabrizio Romano denies that Tottenham Hotspur are in transfer talks with Paulo Dybala. Fabrizio Romano denies that Tottenham Hotspur are in transfer talks with Paulo Dybala.
ARTICLES1 day ago

Transfer guru shut down claim of Tottenham being in contact with 28-year-old Serie A star

Fabrizio Romano denies that Tottenham Hotspur are in transfer talks with Paulo Dybala According to the transfer specialist Fabrizio Romano...

Tottenham face competition from Man City for Marc Cucurella. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images) Tottenham face competition from Man City for Marc Cucurella. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)
ARTICLES2 days ago

Tottenham face competition from PL heavyweights for £30m Spanish international

Spurs Transfer News: Tottenham Hotspur rival Manchester City to facilitate move for Marc Cucurella According to Spanish journalist Albert Roge (h/t The Express),...

Martin Satriano has interest from Tottenham. (Photo by SYLVAIN THOMAS/AFP via Getty Images) Martin Satriano has interest from Tottenham. (Photo by SYLVAIN THOMAS/AFP via Getty Images)
ARTICLES2 days ago

“About Tottenham”- Young Serie A forward responds to Spurs’ transfer interest

Inter Milan striker Martin Satriano is delighted with Tottenham Hotspur transfer interest Inter Milan striker Martin Satriano has expressed that he is delighted with...