Chris Sutton worried about Antonio Conte's future after North London Derby comments
Tottenham Hotspur will know how important the next few weeks are likely to be for their season.
Their form has been shaky to say the least, and the January transfer window could make or break their campaign.
There’s a lot of speculation currently surrounding the club.
Tottenham’s star player Harry Kane now has less than 18 months left on his contract.
Although there’s been reports linking him with a move away from Spurs, it would be a surprise to see him go.
Antonio Conte is another key person at Tottenham whose future has been up in the air.
Sutton has now suggested that he thinks Conte could be leaving Spurs after his reaction to their defeat to Arsenal.
He suggested that his mood has changed after another poor performance from his side.
Conte could be leaving Tottenham – Sutton
Sutton was discussing Conte’s reaction to Tottenham’s loss to Arsenal on The Monday Night Club.
“I heard Conte talking after the game, and I was slightly worried about the way he talked after the game because he wasn’t making a lot of excuses,” Sutton said.
“I hope that doesn’t mean that he’s going to end up walking away from Spurs, because he normally has a lengthy excuse book.
“The players are tired, this that and the other, we need another two or three windows.
“But he said that they took a risk, or they started to risk more in the second half but that’s been a trend that they have gone behind in a lot of games as of late, so why don’t they risk from the start of games?”
Although Sutton is concerned about the change in Conte’s tone at the end of the match, it may be a positive for Spurs.
Accepting that his side weren’t good enough on the day without offering up excuses should be a positive step forward.
He was pleased with the performance of Pape Matar Sarr who was thrown into the biggest club game of his career.
Conte could end up leaving Tottenham, as it is becoming clear that the club and manager may not be the best fit.
However, the change in tone from Conte could end up being a good thing in the long run, as he and his player take more responsibility for their performances.
He will hope to see a quick turnaround in midweek, when they travel to Manchester City.