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Antonio Conte hits out at Tottenham players in explosive interview

Antonio Conte at Tottenham
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The Italian boss didn’t hold back from criticizing his players after their draw against Southampton.

Antonio Conte has slammed Tottenham players for being “selfish” after his side’s 3-3 draw against Southampton.

The former Chelsea boss has come under pressure for Tottenham’s poor form in recent weeks. The Spurs are struggling to keep their top-four place in the Premier League after crashing out of the Champions League last-16 round.

On Sunday, Southampton held Conte’s men to a 3-3 draw, dealing another blow to their hopes of securing a UCL spot for the next season.

Speaking after the game, Conte said: “We are not a team. We are eleven players that go into the pitch. I see selfish players, players that don’t want to help each other and don’t put their heart.

“Until now I try to hide the situation but now, not anymore. Here’s always the same, every season. The club has the responsibility for the transfer market, the coach has responsibility. But the players, where are the players?

“I see only 11 players that play for themselves!”

Conte went on to aim a dig at Tottenham’s owner Daniel Lewy in the final part of his interview.

“They are used to it here at Tottenham,” the Italian boss added. “They don’t play for something important, they don’t want to play under pressure, under stress. It is easy in this way!

“Tottenham story’s this for 20 years, there’s the owner but they never won something. Why?

“Here’s always the same, every season. No matter who’s the manager. If they want to continue in this way, they can change the manager, a lot of managers, but the situation cannot change. Believe me.”