Antonio Conte might have landed himself in some hot water with his players and owner of Tottenham Hotspur after throwing a 3-1 lead over Southampton which lead to a more than controversial media appearance.
'We are 11 players that go into the pitch. I see selfish players, I see players that don’t want to help each other and don’t put their heart (in). Why? Because they are used to it here, they are used to it. They don’t play for something important. They don’t want to play under pressure, they don’t want to play under stress' exclaimed Conte.
Furthermore adding what sounds like a criticism to his players ‘About being a team, being a team, being a team, it is the most important thing. To understand that we play for the badge. We have to play to make our fans proud of us. We have to play to show desire. The fire in your eyes to win. If you have this, for sure, you don't go out in FA Cup and today you win', he added.
The fiery coach even insinuated that there are fundamental issues with the club stopping them from succeeding, drawing on Tottenham's 20-year trophy drought.
Conte's words have sent shockwaves through the club, with fans and players alike bracing themselves for his departure during the international break. While Tottenham still cling on to a top-four spot, their exits from the League Cup, FA Cup, and Champions League without much fight have left everyone wondering if they have what it takes to be a truly successful team.