Antonio Conte admits to being miffed with Tottenham Hotspur fans vs Liverpool
It proved to be a frustrating night for Tottenham Hotspur boss Antonio Conte in more than one way as his side fell 2-1 at home to Liverpool on Sunday night (06 November 2022).
Having seen his side fall short in their second-half fight-back, Conte and his men were booed off the pitch by a disgruntled Spurs fanbase who made their feelings known. It came as no surprise given that Tottenham fans booed off their side at halftime, where they were trailing 2-0.
Speaking in the post-match presser (h/t The Daily Star), Conte admitted that he understands the fans’ feelings but is still disappointed by their antics. The fact that the supporters chose to chastise their own team than egg them on to get back into the game is never a good feeling.
“They are our fans. They pay for the tickets. At the same time, if you ask me if I was a bit disappointed, yes..”
The Italian was not amused by how things went and made his feelings clear. Conte went on to remind fans that the club is still building towards something special and are yet an improving club. The Italian is just around a year into his reign and will certainly need time to make Spurs the full package.
“I can’t promise at this moment to win trophies. At this moment, we are far from it. I continue to ask for time and patience.”
Alarmingly, Conte’s frustrations could see him leave the club in the summer. The Italian is yet to pen an extension and one can argue that the antics from the supporters have also rubbed him the wrong way.
This is Tottenham’s third loss in their last four Premier League games. Something is needed to stem this tide and getting on the manager’s back isn’t one of them.
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Tottenham can certainly do better and are currently in the midst of a blip in form. The sooner they address it, the better.
It is unbecoming of Tottenham fans to behave petulantly, especially when we have a manager committed to seeing the club succeed. Should Conte cut short his stay citing the aforementioned reasons, Spurs fans will have only themselves to blame.