'I'm not stupid': Conte fires back at Tottenham fans, calls out two players for not being ready as well
Antonio Conte has hit back at suggestions he is not picking Djed Spence out of favouritism, and also suggested Matt Doherty isn’t ready either.
The sending off for Emerson Royal this weekend has left a nice space at right wing-back for someone at Tottenham to step into in the next few games. Before that, Spurs take on Frankfurt in the Champions League and Emerson is available for selection in that one.
And speaking ahead of the game, Conte has told fans to trust his judgement and insisted he isn’t stupid when it comes to trying to win games.
“”I try to do the best for the team. If they trust me, then they trust me – but the choices are mine. If I didn’t decide to pick one player, it’s maybe because he’s not ready. We are talking about a young player with a good prospect. But, I repeat, I try to pick the best team,” Conte told the BBC.
“Also, Doherty played every game last season. Now I’m not seeing him in the right way to start the game. I’m not stupid, I don’t want to lose.”
Conte will be hoping or a morale boosting victory over the German side before he takes his Spurs side on a tough away day to in-form Brighton this weekend.
TBR’s View: Conte Fires Back
There must be only so much managers can take when all they hear is pundits and fans giving their opinions constantly.
Conte is just like any other human being and has a breaking point. And while he’s not fully snapped here, he is definitely making a point to say leave him to it.
He will play Spence and Doherty when he sees fit, simple as that. For now, he just wants Tottenham fans to trust him and sit back.
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