JAMIE CARRAGHER has urged Tottenham to SACK Antonio Conte, following the ltalian manager’s latest outburst about his team.
Conte, 53, was fuming with his Spurs players, after they let a 3-1 lead slip at Southampton in the last 15 minutes.
And in an extraordinary rant, he claimed his side were going backwards and failing to take responsibility for their poor performances of late.
Now, ex-Liverpool star Carragher believes Daniel Levy should put the ex-Chelsea coach ‘out of his misery’ and sack him tonight,
Carragher tweeted: “Conte wants to be sacked in this international break.
“Spurs should just put him out of his misery and do it tonight.”
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Carragher was later quizzed by ex-Watford star Troy Deeney about Spurs’ plight.
The Sky Sports pundit continued: “His point about Spurs not winning for a long time is right, but you don’t speak about your own club like that.
“Especially when you’re getting paid fortunes by them! The improvement in Arsenal this season after finishing above them last season kills a lot of his arguments.”
While Tottenham currently occupy fourth place, rivals for a Champions League spot Newcastle have two games in hand and trail the North London side by just two points.
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In recent weeks, Spurs have crashed out of the FA Cup to Sheffield United and were defeated by AC Milan in the Champions League over two legs.
Conte was particularly livid with his team’s collapse against Southampton.
He told BBC Sport: “I’m really upset because this is not the first time and I think today I can tell you that this is an upset because we are winning 3-1 and 15 minutes to go and I think you have to win.
“Instead we showed this another time, things started to improve last season but we lost the characteristic of last season. I don’t want to talk about the technical aspect, the spirit is missing.
“We are not a team. We are a team that everyone is thinking of himself.
“When you are in this way that can happen, you lose against Sheffield United and drop the FA Cup and with AC Milan and to finish that run you’re winning 3-1 and the last 15 you are able to give them the possibility to come back.
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“I don’t see the sense of responsibility of the players.”
Conte added that he believes his team are going backwards and that Saturday’s collapse was “unacceptable”.
“Now it’s difficult – we are working hard with this group and to move in the right direction,” Conte continued.
“We are going behind, I see a lot of negative situations and a lot of selfish situations and players that I don’t like. I know the way to beat teams, in the past I beat a lot of teams, winning teams.
“Now instead we are going behind, no one is interested in this. I have great frustration about this because me and the staff stay every day to think of a way to improve. Honestly, it’s time I have to take responsibility for me, the staff, the club but also the players.
“The players go onto the pitch, I’m the coach OK I take the responsibility, the players have to take some. What happened in the last period is unacceptable and I tried every moment to speak to try to improve the situation and to transfer the importance to be a team and to help each other but I’m not seeing this.
“Today it happened in a game we’re winning 3-1, it’s in your hands but we have to take the environment.
“The club and I are always under scrutiny but the players have to take responsibility because I don’t see this.
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‘In a process where you want to build something, the tactical aspect is important but the spirit is important.
“The mind has to stay focussed and despite one and a half years, I saw much more last season. This season we are going backwards.”
Source: Soccer - thesun.co.uk