Report: What Antonio Conte's brother did at half-time in Tottenham stadium corridors yesterday
Tottenham Hotspur suffered a 1-0 defeat to Chelsea in the second leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final last night, much to the anger of Antonio Conte and his brother Gianluca.
Conte’s biggest call pre-game was his decision to pick Pierluigi Gollini ahead of Hugo Lloris in goal. That surprised everyone, especially because the Frenchman started the first leg.
The Spurs boss went with his compatriot and he was heavily involved in the only goal of the game.
Tottenham fans have since been wondering if the game would’ve panned out any differently had Lloris started instead of Gollini. Sadly, we’ll never know.
What Antonio Conte’s brother did at half-time in Tottenham stadium corridors
Gianluca Conte, Antonio’s brother, is one of his assistants at Tottenham, as he has been at other clubs in the past as well.
The two Italians were not happy after Gollini’s terrible mistake for Rudiger’s goal and although the reaction was limited immediately after Chelsea took the lead, Gianluca could not hide his emotions while walking back into the dressing room at the break.
Football London reveal today that the bespectacled Conte, while walking through the corridors of the Tottenham Hotspur stadium at half-time, stopped and had a passionate rant about Gollini’s error to one of the other members of the coaching staff.
It’s clear that Conte and the other coaches felt the error that led to Rudiger’s goal all but ended the game.
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What next for Gollini?
Rumours have already come out of Tottenham claiming that Conte is not really convinced by Gollini.
The goalkeeper is only loan from Atalanta at the moment, but Spurs do have an option to sign him permanently.
However, after what happened last night, it is unlikely that Tottenham will take up their option to make this deal permanent at the end of this season.
It will even be a huge shock to see Gollini play again this term for Spurs, unless Hugo Lloris picks up an injury or a suspension.
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