Antonio Conte ripped into his ‘selfish’ Tottenham squad while also criticising the ownership of the club following their collapse against Southampton.

The north London side threw away a two-goal lead at St Mary’s as the Saints rescued a point late on in a thrilling 3-3 draw.


Conte failed to hold back after Tottenham drew away at struggling Southampton[/caption]

The Spurs boss ripped into his players after they threw away a two-goal lead

Spurs are now in danger of missing out on Champions League football for next season, despite currently occupying fourth spot.

Newcastle, Liverpool and Brighton all have games in hand over Tottenham, who continue to be plagued by inconsistent performances.

And Conte failed to hold back following the full-time whistle, as he lambasted his players, before asking why the club haven’t been successful under chairman Daniel Levy.

Speaking to Match of the Day, he said: “The problem is we have shown we are not a team. We are 11 players.

“I see selfish players. I see players that don’t want to help each other, don’t play with heart.”

In his post-match press conference, he raged: “It is the same every season, no matter who the manager is. They’re used to it here.


Conte branded his squad as ‘selfish’, who play with no ‘heart’[/caption]

“Don’t play for something important. They don’t want to play under pressure. They don’t want to play under stress.

“Tottenham’s story is this. 20 years there is the owner and they never won something. Why?”

And when asked by talkSPORT’s Alex Crook whether his players are fighting for him, he stated: “They have to play for the fans, for the club out on the pitch, not for me.

“They have to play to show that they are a team, they have to play to have the right spirit, sense of belonging and to show they have a responsibility for the badge, not for me or my staff.


Conte has stated that his squad continue to let the fans down[/caption]

“It’s one year that we are continuing to try and transfer this message, but I think that they are not understanding.

“Maybe we are not so good at transferring the message, or maybe they are not so good to play at this level.”


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