Tottenham head coach Antonio Conte has finally replied to Liverpool head coach Jurgen Klopp. Conte said his Liverpool counterpart Jurgen Klopp was looking for an “excuse or an alibi” when he criticized Spurs’ style in Saturday’s 1-1 draw.
Antonio Conte says Klopp is Looking for Excuss for his Disappointment
After their 1-1 draw Klopp said: “I don’t like this kind of football” and “they should do more for the game” after a good defensive Spurs showing dented Liverpool’s title hopes. Antonio Conte replying to him said, though, suggested his opposing number was “a bit frustrated”. “It is important to be focused on your team, not the opponent,” he said.
The former Chelsea and Inter Milan manager also said: “It means you want to find an excuse or an alibi because your job was wrong.” Tottenham Hotspurs are fifth in the English Premier League table, four points off the Champions League places though they have the opportunity to cut that deficit when hosting fourth-placed Arsenal on Thursday.
Antonio Conte also said: “I want to win every game, I try to transfer this thought to my players.” “When I stay in one team, my aspiration or desire is to fight to win the title. To win the league in England is not easy. Pep Guardiola says Liverpool won one league in 30 years, it shows it is not simple.” “Maybe sometimes it’s easier to win the Champions League than the league in England but after the game against Liverpool, the good answer that I heard was my players were disappointed at the end of the game.”
He concluded by saying Liverpool felt they will win the game but his side analyzed the game the day. If there was a team that deserved to win the game it would have been Tottenham and not Liverpool. “I think in this game, Klopp understood he gained one point, not lost two points. I think Jurgen is an intelligent person.” Liverpool is on the same points as leaders Manchester City after they won Aston Villa on Tuesday.