'Not convinced': Jamie O'Hara questions one of Conte's summer signings after Arsenal defeat
Conte was left to rue a red card for Emerson Royal as Arsenal won 3-1. Spurs were well in the game when Royal was sent off but his dismissal meant there was no way back at all for Spurs. Conte made four changes at once to try and stem the flow of the game and it left Tottenham with no route back.
However, while Conte has made Spurs a contender, Jamie O’Hara has told TalkSPORT he’s concerned by some things Conte does, and believes Ivan Perisic isn’t the man for left wing-back.
“Today and the last few weeks we are getting deeper and deeper. Like go and press. When Conte first come in the whole thing was press, press, press and go after it,” O’Hara said.
“I think Conte got it wrong today. I think Sessegnon should have started, I’m not convinced with Perisic and I think we should play three in midfield, I think that’s what we need to start doing.”
Perisic had previously played well but struggled against the high energy of Arsenal today. Royal, meanwhile, could now be lucky to get back into things with Matt Doherty now back fit.
TBR’s View: Perisic Still A Class Act At Tottenham
It was just one of those days really for Spurs. O’Hara is right to question things but there’s not much evidence to suggest Perisic isn’t really the one.
The Croatian has so far been excellent on the wing and there is a reason why Antonio Conte brought him in. We’ve seen that already.
Conte won’t hesitate to make changes, we all know that. But Perisic is a player he loves and it’s hard to see him being dropped any time soon.
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