Tottenham Hotspur has failed to capitalize on the momentum-changing win they had this past weekend against Manchester City. Rather than using the road win to help catapult themselves into the middle of the top four race, Spurs laid an egg against Burnley.
Burnley has taken points in their last six matches, including draws against Manchester United and Arsenal. Tottenham was the latest club that Burnley takes points from as they fight in the relegation battle.
Following the loss, manager Antonio Conte questioned his future with Spurs, and talkSPORT pundit Jamie O’Hara has insisted he will ‘not watch’ Tottenham again this season if Conte leaves the club.
O’Hara stated that they have broken Conte, who called the result against Burnley a ‘disaster’ as it is now a mountain to climb to finish in the top-four.
“We broke him Jase [Cundy], we broke him,” O’Hara said on talkSPORT’s The Sports Bar. “If he walks, I’m not watching Spurs again this season. The best manager we’ve had, I think in the Premier League years and he’s going to walk after six [sic] months.”
“I’ve seen it in him over the last few weeks, his interviews, the way he’s been talking, we spoke about it the other day, before the Man City game about he’s covering his own back.”
Tottenham will look to rebound this weekend against Leeds United. Spurs now sit seven points from Manchester United, who hold onto fourth place, with the north London club now having two games in hand.
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We dawdled and let LFC come in for Diaz ..and that according to the players Dad ..always an excuse..grubby little club.
Jordan was banging on yesterday claiming Levy wouldn’t want Poch because he has Conte..backing his own horse..showbiz tart..
There are two issues here. Undoubtedly, Levy has let the club down in terms of recruitment on more than one occasion. Getting Ryan Nelsen and Louis Saha in when we were going well with the likes of Bale and Modric in the side was very much a case of an opportunity missed. We then had the Poch side that was there and thereabouts, but kept falling short at the last. To anyone with eyes in their head, we were a couple players short of being a proper top side. However, instead of addressing the issues and going out and buy a van Dijk and Allison as Liverpool did, Levy sat on his hands with the infamous no signings transfer windows. The result is easily see; Liverpool have gone on and won stuff and find it relatively easy to attract top players, while we’ve gone backwards. There’s no defending Levy there, especially failing to back Poch when we had a really good side and regular CL football.
All that said, the second issue is Conte and the present team. The squad may be well off challenging the likes of Liverpool, Chelsea and City, but it’s not so poor we should be getting beaten by Soton, Wolves and Burnley in the space of a month. Conte should be able to get that team to put up a better performance than it did in the Soton and Wolves games. I don’t think last night was quite so bad. If Kane had scored instead of hitting the bar and we’d gone on to win 1-0, many on here would have been happy enough to come away from a potentially difficult fixture with three points. Let’s remember, it was just a few days ago that Conte was saying this is the best group of players he’s worked with.
Hopefully, it is just was just an emotional outburst and once he’s calmed down, he will get on with sorting things out.
And before anyone brings up the squad weakened by January’s transfers and the failure to get Diaz. The moment Liverpool waded in, there was no way we were getting Diaz. Why on earth would he come to Tottenham with Liverpool beckoning? That’s the situation that failing to rebuild for Poch has left us with. As to those who left, Gil was barely getting a minute and Clarke was not going to be a first team player this season, so letting those two go is no big deal. Lo Celso and Ndombele were likewise not getting much time and I think Conte had given up on both of them, so showing them the door and getting in two players he seems willing to make use of, while leaving us numerically weaker has strengthened the team.
Be careful what you wish for and now Louis has lost nearly a billion because of Stock market woes! Never been a fan oy either Levy or Louis but even I know that quite a lot of the funds were wasted under different managers. Soldado, Paulhinho, Janssen, Wimmer, Sessegnon, Fazio, the list is endless. Conte didn’t have a plan to combat Saints and Wolves 5-man midfield and Citeh and Leeds style of play suits us.
Anyways I had us down for only 4 points from these 3 away games and was surprised we won at Citeh, so still on track. COYS
Conte is showing his frustration at not being backed to the tune of the players he wanted in the transfer window, he evaluated the squad in the few months he’d been here and made it clear he wanted a right wingback, a left footed centre back an attacking creative midfielder and another striker. This being advised, why the hell did Paratici and Levy sign a defensive midfielder and another winger? The reason they signed those two was because of the links with Juventus and Paratici. Pointless signing these for the sake of it, when that’s not what Conte wanted, they were signed because Levy made money on the window and they were two half decent players that could be brought in to give the illusion that Levy and Paratici were trying, all Levy has ever been worried about is making a profit, and that is why we struggle year after year.
The fans that can’t see that it’s Levy holding back this team are themselves part of the problem, until the fans all unite and demand change or cause so much unrest that Levy and Lewis want to call it quits, nothing will change and Lewis and Levy will carry on taking those fans for an even longer ride and the ones that can see it along with them.
From all the great managers we’ve had, right up to Conte now, none of them have been able to win anything at a club the size of Spurs because they’ve all had their hands tied, time to out Levy, Lewis and ENIC and untie Conte’s hands before he decides to walk too.
Listening to TalkBalls right now and Spurs fans are coming on criticising Conte. Once again Jim and Simon are peddling the narrative that the manager is at fault. Nowhere are we seeing Levy called to account.
Conte wants out.He has seen enough of the players and owners to know that this season they will end mid table. That means next season they will not be in Europe and the owners will not invest the required amount nor will the club be able to attract the type of players that Conte needs.In my opinion Conte joined thinking that with his ability to improve players, plus new additions in January he had a chance of getting CL football next season. He has now had enough time to realise that this squad is beyond repair and that ENIC and Levy lack the ambition to buy experienced players. Conte is not interested in spending the next few years being part of another jam tomorrow ENIC project. Nor is he interested in Levy not bringing in the players needed instead again looking for cheap punts that he can sell on at a profit if they come good. As such the team will never succeed in winning anything. Conte can see the lack of success under ENIC over the past 20 plus years.He is the complete opposite to everything ENIC represent. His only objective is to win. He is at the top of his career as a manager and wants to be at a club that are genuine with their fans and genuine with their ambition. My only hope is that if Conte leaves he at least has finally shown the truth about Levy and ENIC and the fan base at last wake up and the situation becomes untenable. Maybe there is a buyer out there who will make a move now to buy the club, in an attempt to keep Conte and get rid of ENIC and a Levy once and for all.
winks first 4 passes were backwards didnt even look to go forward, but they all were poor , giving the ball away, poor passing, to slow to collect the passes, not closing down and getting robbed by a 2nd rate team. this is school boy stuff that they cant get right. wtf is going on at spurs…..
The deadwood led by Capt Winks win again…all keep their jobs and we lose one of the worlds leading coaches. Ryan Mason will be in charge by the time we play Middlesborough.