Antonio Conte

Former P&C or La Grande Inter?


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Besnik

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Conte exceeded expectations last season, and has performed around the expected level this season.

All in all a good stint. He was never, ever about beautiful football so I don't understand the criticism on that front.

If you talk about it based on paper then maybe yes, but the way Spurs has approached both games vs Milan is just pathetic. And Milan of this season is even worse than last one. Also their run in the league is very inconsistent despite that they're still chasing the top4. Pretty much they are lucky that Liverpool and Chelsea have gone through a worse period and they have issues.

Football can be very unpredictable with these events, but Conte's season has been beyond pathetic so far. Then again, Inter isn't doing any better though :lol:
 

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If you talk about it based on paper then maybe yes, but the way Spurs has approached both games vs Milan is just pathetic. And Milan of this season is even worse than last one. Also their run in the league is very inconsistent despite that they're still chasing the top4. Pretty much they are lucky that Liverpool and Chelsea have gone through a worse period and they have issues.

Football can be very unpredictable with these events, but Conte's season has been beyond pathetic so far. Then again, Inter isn't doing any better though :lol:
I'd only call Conte's current season pathetic if they miss out on top 4
 

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He pretty much described the entirety of the Premier League bar a couple of teams (and Chelsea on and off depending on players' mood).

That's why everyone's there Antonio. "Easy", "no stress"... You found that out at Chelsea, don't pretend you're surprised :D
 

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I'd prefer Ranieri over Conte tbh. Do not come back, Don Antonio.
 

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Tottenham players are bunch of assholes,they did it the same to Mourinho before. Nothing new here. Shitty small club with shitty mental midgets. Conte was too greedy, left us and decided to join this everlasting wreck and now he looks like an idiot.
 
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He's right, players and club need to self-reflect. How do serial winners like Mou and Conte come to the club and say the same thing?? Culture/mentality/hunger-to-win is a management-to-player, top-down issue. Everyone should be accountable, not just the coach.
 

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I thought it was great how he called the journalist out on making alibi's for the players and how he corrected the journalist re: the players having fire in their eyes.

The grass is not always greener. But I am guessing his salary makes up for the disappointment that comes with coaching "Tottenham".

Another thought I had is when will clubs learn and understand how limited Conte is as a coach? I’m referring to the need for a club to sone d large sums in player acquisitions and substandard performances in the Champions League.
 
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He's right, players and club need to self-reflect. How do serial winners like Mou and Conte come to the club and say the same thing?? Culture/mentality/hunger-to-win is a management-to-player, top-down issue. Everyone should be accountable, not just the coach.
He is partially right but what about the players he brought in last 3 transfer windows, why they also suck and have no fire in their eyes. He is also responsible for this mess.
 

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He is partially right but what about the players he brought in last 3 transfer windows, why they also suck and have no fire in their eyes. He is also responsible for this mess.
Exactly the reason I don't want Conte here... he takes zero responsibility. Every club he goes to he has one of these post game meltdowns and goes on a tirade where he blames club/management/players for everything that's wrong YET he gets the wages he wants, the players he wants, gets rid of the players he doesn't want

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He is partially right but what about the players he brought in last 3 transfer windows, why they also suck and have no fire in their eyes. He is also responsible for this mess.

You could say that, but he's not responsible for the entire organization. And new players come to find old players who tend to set the pace.

These players don't care man. I've been around them for years. The type of player that goes to the PL is one who doesn't like pressure, just like Conte described not yesterday but when he first moved to Chelsea. He knows how it is, he shouldn't be pretending that Tottenham can become a serious club overnight just because they recently had a few good runs.

It's all about money, lack of pressure (by fans and media) to perform consistently, relatively plain training sessions that are focused on fitness levels and chilling in London as a relatively rich person in your 20s and early 30s. You don't move to the PL because you're ambitious, you're moving because it's a fast track to settling in a good lifestyle.
Then there's those from the outside who hear about this magical place where most players are happy to be at and still earn a lot of money, where it's acceptable to not only go out on nights you lost, but even take a private fucking jet and have fun in another city on a nights you lost.
It's a good life for players. Until they meet someone like Mourinho, Ferguson, Conte, van Gaal, Guardiola, Tuchel etc and don't like their rules.

You cannot drill these type of players if you don't have the full backing of the team as well. Make them feel expendable. Because they don't feel that. There's always another PL team to snatch them if they leave one.
There's a reason why Manchester City with a strict coach has managed to remain consistent to a large degree.
There's a reason why Chelsea, despite having an owner who was appeared scary to most people due to his background but didn't really care much about the way things worked and left it to the manager and a few other people, rarely had any consistency after the first guard under Mourinho left the club.
There's a reason why Manchester United after Alex Ferguson has become a shithole.

You cannot go to Tottenham and drill the players. They don't understand it, they don't appreciate it, they don't like it and it goes against their fundamental reasons for being there in the first place. It's an easy way to be at a high level without necessarily having to be high level yourself. That's PL in a nutshell.



Conte expressing this is just his way out. He knows these things. Everyone does. There's a reason why few important coaches touch the Arsenal job. Tottenham sounds like a nice project for them because in theory there's potential, but there's a reason why it cannot work out for most.

The mentality in the Premier League is nothing like the rest of Europe. And coaches that want to win something are typically incompatible to that environment.
 
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