Coach Antonio Conte, who was criticized for poor performance and the possibility of leaving the team early, declared that he would end this season.
On the 24th (Korean time), in an interview with Sky Sports after the 2022-23 season English Premier League (PL) round 21 Fulham away game held at Craven Cottage in London, England, he said, “I am proud to be the manager of Tottenham. It is clear.” For that reason, I will fight from the start of the season to the end.”
After the World Cup break, Tottenham only recorded 1 win, 1 draw and 3 losses in 5 Premier League matches.
The red light was turned on in the competition for fourth place, which is given the right to qualify for the UEFA Champions League, and the 0-2 loss to north London rivals Arsenal coincided with criticism of coach Conte.
In addition, as rumors of a disagreement with chairman Daniel Levy surfaced, it was even raised the possibility that coach Conte could suddenly resign during the season if he did not reinforce his power to be satisfied with the winter transfer market. Italy’s coach Conte resigned last season after leading Italy’s Serie A Inter Milan to their first championship in 11 years last season, reportedly as a result of a conflict with Inter’s board over transfer policy. 스포츠토토
However, the losing streak ended with a 1-0 win over Fulham on the day, and coach Conte also dismissed speculation that he would leave Tottenham with praise for the squad.
“I found a good answer from the players,” Conte said. “We needed a solid game like last season. They want to fight and they want to be serious. When we played as a team, it showed that it was very difficult to play against us. “I was happy with the same game, but I lost twice to Arsenal and Manchester City. Today has to be a starting point that gives everything.”
“We have to work for the UEFA Champions League, challenge for the FA Cup and we have to work for the Champions League as well,” he said. It means that the match was not positive. In that respect, I got good answers and reactions from the players,” he said.
“Conte has been having a hard time off the pitch for personal reasons,” said Kane, who scored the opening goal. “This week we had a great meeting with Conte. We will continue to fight like Conte. You have to work hard,” he promised.