Why some of the Tottenham players fear Antonio Conte could quit the club next month
Tottenham fall short again
It was a case of history repeating itself as Tottenham failed to make it to a final yet again, meaning in all liklihood yet another year trophyless, despite two seasons under serial winning coaches.
Their performance against Chelsea at home was better than the first leg, but in truth it could not get much worse, and Antonio Conte remained a frustrated figure on the touchline.
🗣 “Honestly I’m a bit bored, a bit annoyed.”#THFC boss Antonio Conte admits Chelsea are better than Spurs in every aspect right now… but claims he’s bored and annoyed about repeatedly talking about how his side must improve. pic.twitter.com/NZRQ7TKAdS
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) January 13, 2022
And, he has now several times questioned the level of his side in quite staggering circumstances, seemingly demanding changes. But what if they do not come?
Could Conte walk?
Now, chief Tottenham Hotspur correspondent for Football.London Alasdair Gold has revealed that, worryingly, some of Conte’s own players fear that he could walk come the end of the January transfer window:
“football.london understands that some of the Tottenham players fear Conte could walk next month if he is not backed with new signings to improve the squad during the remainder of this January transfer window.”
However, this seems unlikely. As per the same report:
“Following what has been described by all sides as a very honest and positive meeting on Monday between Conte and other members of Spurs’ hierarchy, including Levy and managing director of football Fabio Paratici, there is little fear within the club of such an immediate departure.”
A piece on Antonio Conte’s happiness, fears from some players that he might walk if not backed this month, why Spurs don’t believe that’s the case at all following Monday’s meeting but the summer will be key and a positive update on Hugo Lloris’ contract. https://t.co/IPKGKeH6Dv
— Alasdair Gold (@AlasdairGold) January 13, 2022
With Nuno Espirito Santo only lasting 17 matches in charge, will Conte survive longer? Or will the Tottenham affect take a hold of him too?
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