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Antonio Conte came out firing in his press conference following Spurs’ embarrassing Conference League defeat in Mura tonight.

The Italian made nine changes to the team that beat Leeds on Sunday, but the starting XI still included no less than nine full internationals, one of which being Harry Kane.

Kane’s late equaliser looked to have earned Tottenham a share of the spoils, but the Slovenian minnows, who were only founded in 2011, scored a dramatic last-gasp equaliser to condemn Spurs to one of their worst ever European results.

Tottenham’s hopes in the competition are now hanging in the balance ahead of their visit from group winners Rennes next month, with Conte’s side level on seven points with Dutch outfit Vitesse.

And Conte was in no mood to sugar-coat the defeat, branding the level at the club as “not so high” and said that the quality “must be improved”.

Clearly angry after the result and the tough situation he currently finds himself, Conte said: “I think this team is very young but at the same time we have to work and improve because the details move the final result.

“I did not like what happened tonight, the performance. I must be honest and tell you that after three and a half weeks, I am starting to understand the situation. I can tell you that the situation is not simple.

“It is not simple because in this moment because for sure the level of Tottenham is not so high.

“There is an important gap to the top teams in England. Of this we must not be scared. I am here to work, here to improve the situation. I know we have to work hard but we have also to improve the quality of the situation, because if we want to be competitive.”

“I know that in this moment we need to have patience, time and I am here because I know there are problems to solve. After three and a half weeks, I am happy to stay here but at the same time I must be honest and tell you we need to work a lot to improve the quality of the [current] squad. We are Tottenham and Tottenham in this moment, there is an important gap.”

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15 COMMENTS

  1. And spurs fans slate kane this year for wanting to leave a club that has won nothing in 13 years. Try looking at the chairman and the owner if you are looking to blame someone.

  2. He is right, levy must have promised a war chest, now start spending it, levy knows lack of Investment has been the problem, conte the wrong man to have if you arnt gonna rectify it, but the clown in charge of transfers has just bought gollini and Gill.

  3. People make me laugh wanting us to buy top quality players.Not one top player will want to join this club, so forget it.
    In any case, if by some miracle a top player were to join, he would soon be reduced to a Hackney Marshes player.Messi,Neymar,Mbappe,Ronaldo would all fail.We are unmanageable.

  4. Can’t understand why everyone is surprised at this result , we field a team of losers and the result follows. Mr Levy has built a fantastic foundation on which we can go forward . We now have a Manager that can take us forward but there is a real importance to bring in the right players , the club will spend even though we have just posted an £80 million pound trading loss but it must be on players that can play , the club has spent a lot of money but just not on the right players, Conte will deliver but there is no magic wand.

  5. There are 6-8 players that can be sold right now: Dier, Sanchez, Davies, Winks, Doherty, Alli, Skipp, Lo Celso…!! They are no where near what you need to challenge the top teams.

    • Skipp r u stupid do u know anything about football skipp is quality n was one of the better players last nite running with the ball witch isn’t his game at all coz lazy bone idle ndoublele couldn’t be arse to run witch is Ment to be his game at 21 n already won more than 97 % of this team altogether sit down have a cup of tea n watch tennis

  6. What a shambles ! Antonio Conte will do well for us , if he is given money to spend and allowed to get rid of the rubbish , and there is plenty of that ! If only Bill Nicholson were here today . Daniel Levy should and must give Conte everything he requires in regards to money and players .

  7. Spurs needs to get rid of deadwood in the form of Dier, Davies, Sanchez, Allie, Winks, Lo Celso, Lucas and Ndombele… these same players caused Pochettino, Mourinho and Nuno their jobs

  8. Folk need to wake up it’s levy n co that’s caused this when we went 2 years without buying n we have never caught up since buying 60 mil ndoublele 45 mil Sanchez what the hell dele winks Davis Sanchez ndoublele sess doc r the problem of levy’s actions over they 2 years we then Panic buy sh!t n wonder why the don’t work out the whole board right down to these players need sacked our scouting team what the hell r they doing n what the hell do they see in these players after a few weeks at the club most that know football can see these players apart from dele as he started well we’re not the right players for spurs all we need to do at the time was replace dembele n erkison n bring in someone good to push n the replace jan 3 -4 players needed replace at that time now it’s 10-14

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