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'I must be honest': Conte has just agreed with what Mourinho said about Tottenham in April

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Tottenham Hotspur suffered a defeat at the hands of NS Mura in the UEFA Conference League yesterday and Antonio Conte was not a happy man.

Spurs started the game badly and conceded after just 10 minutes. To make things worse, Ryan Sessegnon got himself sent off at the half-hour mark, and it just looked like one of those days for the North Londoners.

However, Harry Kane stepped up and levelled the score in the 72nd minute. A draw away in Slovenia when you’ve played over an hour with 10 men is not the worst result and Tottenham would’ve taken that.

However, a terrible mistake in the 94th minute allowed Mura to win the game. Conte learned a lot about his Tottenham side yesterday.

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Conte: Tottenham are not at a high level

A disappointed Conte was asked to sum up his side’s poor performance against a team they should’ve comfortably beaten. The Italian’s response was as honest as it could’ve been.

He said, as per Football London: “A bad loss, I am not satisfied with what happened. This is the second time in a row we have finished the game with 10, against Vitesse it was the same. We risked not winning against Vitesse and today it happened again.

“I did not like what happened tonight, the performance, I must be honest and tell you that after three and a half weeks, I am starting to understand the situation.

“I can tell you that the situation is not simple, it is not simple because, in this moment, for sure, the level of Tottenham is not so high. There is an important gap to the top teams in England.”

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Mourinho said the same

Jose Mourinho’s time at Tottenham will not be fondly remembered by any Spurs fan for obvious reasons. The final few weeks of his time in North London were difficult to watch, and Daniel Levy decided enough was enough.

The Special One was forced to walk away just a few days before the cup final. However, he did make a claim about Tottenham’s ‘level’ just 15 days before his sacking that Conte has now just agreed with.

Mourinho said in April, as per The Sun: “Many of these white hairs come from things I’m not used to seeing in football matches at this level. The Premier League is high-level, and when in some actions you don’t show that you belong to that level, it’s difficult.”

Mourinho was not able to change Tottenham’s level during his 17-month reign. Spurs fans will be hoping that Conte is the man who could take them to a whole new level in the coming weeks and months.

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