'The audacity': Pundit tears into 'condescending' Antonio Conte after what he said about 'brilliant' Arsenal man
Tottenham Hotspur boss Antonio Conte had a real go at Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta following the North London Derby on Thursday, and talkSPORT pundit Simon Jordan has now hit back.
Spurs started the game slowly, but a silly foul by Cedric Soares on Son Heung-min gave them a penalty, and Harry Kane made no mistake from the spot. Rob Holding then got sent off, and things become comfortable for Tottenham from that point.
After the game, Arteta was visibly furious. He refused to comment on the refereeing decisions, claiming that if he said what he really thought, he’d be banned for the next six months.
Conte was asked about these comments and the Italian decided to offer some advice to the Arsenal boss, who has been branded as ‘brilliant’ by Kieran Tierney. The Spurs manager told Arteta to stop complaining as he has been doing it a lot over the last six months. (Football London)
Simon Jordan hits back at Antonio Conte’s comments on Mikel Arteta
Speaking on talkSPORT yesterday, as quoted by The Metro, Simon Jordan said about Antonio Conte: “I don’t know how he has the audacity to comment on the fact Arteta moans and groans about things, all of them do the same thing.
“I don’t think Mikel Arteta was asking for advice on his coaching from Antonio Conte.
“And, maybe, Antonio Conte could take some advice about acting like a mature individual when things aren’t going his way. He had a temperamental hissy fit two or three months ago, ‘I don’t think I’m good enough’.
“The bottom line is I don’t know why Antonio Conte needs to dispense his particular brand of wisdom to Mikel Arteta. I’m sure it’s because it was a leading question, but notwithstanding it, you don’t have to answer the question by being slightly condescending and patronising about the nature of the person’s experience in the profession.”
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Arsenal still lead Tottenham in top-four race
Arsenal’s defeat against Tottenham on Thursday has been viewed by many as a massive boost to Spurs in the top-four race, but it’s still very much in the Gunners’ hands.
All Arteta’s men have to do is match Tottenham’s results in the next two games. If they do that, they’ll be back in the Champions League next season, which would be a remarkable achievement considering where they were after the first three fixtures of the season.
Tottenham’s remaining games, however, look a lot easier on paper compared to Arsenal. Conte’s men face 17th-place Burnley before heading to Carrow Road on the final day to take on Norwich City, who are already relegated.
Arsenal, on the other hand, face a rejuvenated Newcastle United at St. James’ Park, before hosting Frank Lampard’s Everton on the final day of the season.
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