‘Baffled’ Premier League pundit blames Conte for defensive Tottenham tactics

Premier League pundit Dean Saunders criticises Antonio Conte for his defensive approach at Tottenham: ‘I’m still baffled by what he was doing.’

After spending a year and a half with Tottenham, even though the team qualified for the Champions League in 2021–22 following Conte’s hiring in November, the team’s performance declined in 2022–23, and the coach left by mutual consent in April 2023.

Ange Postecoglou appears to have given Tottenham, who play offensive football and are vying for a top four berth, a breath of new air.

Former Welsh striker Saunders heavily criticised Conte in his latest appearance at talkSPORT blaming the Italian tactician for keeping all Tottenham stars behind the ball, even in home games’ Cyrstal Palace and teams like that.’

Should the Rossoneri split ways with Stefano Pioli at the end of the current campaign, Conte is among Milan’s options.The former Italy international has also been connected to Roma, Napoli, and Juventus.

“I still don’t understand what Conte was doing!”

“Kulusevski, Son, and Richarlison are with you, and he had everyone at home behind the ball.” 🤦‍♂️

According to Dean Saunders, since taking charge at #THFC, Postecoglou has made Conte appear foolish.tweet.com/sOv5SagPbv

— December 28, 2023, talkSPORT (@talkSPORT)


Postecoglou says he is really pleased by what he has noticed behind the scenes amid injury crisis

Ange Postescoglou has insisted that the injuries that Tottenham Hotspur are dealing with will not stop them from trying to play their football and win matches, admitting that he has been impressed with the attitude of the players.

Tottenham now faces the possibility of missing a number of important players over the next several weeks, just when it appeared that the worst of their injury issue was over.

Cristian Romero has joined James Maddison, Micky van de Ven, Rodrigo Bentancur, Ivan Perisic, Monor Solomon, Ryan Sessegnon, and other long-term injured players on the treatment table after being sidelined for four to five weeks due to a hamstring injury.

Moreover, the African Cup of Nations and the Asian Cup will keep Yves Bissouma, Pape Matar Sarr, and Son Heung-min out of action next month.

Tottenham injuries will not be used as an excuse

Postecoglou, though, was stoic about the state of affairs, maintaining that he and his players just needed to focus on the task at hand.

The Spurs head coach said to Football.London when asked if it is annoying to lose certain important players while others come back: “It is what it is.” “When all these players come back…” was something someone had previously said to me, and I had responded, “It never works that way.” You can see that other clubs are experiencing it as well, so I’m not alone.

To be fair, we’ve been working through it for a while, but I truly appreciate the mindset that the players and coaches are adopting on the inside. We continue to be dissatisfied in our defeats and in ourselves if we don’t play our

“I’m sure there’ll come a point when we will be much healthier in terms of our playing stocks but I like the fact we’re winning games and playing decent football without some of those players.

“For them, seeing the team succeed not only inspires them to return, but also makes them realize that this is something they want to be a part of.” We simply need to move on from it since it is what it is.

“We have two games in a short amount of time and a smallish squad available this week, so it’s another challenge for us, but we’ll approach it like we’ve approached everything else.”

Ange’s approach is extremely refreshing and will definitely be felt by the players. It’s true that some of our past managers enjoyed whining about bans and injuries, which didn’t exactly boost the morale of new players.

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