Gary Neville makes huge claim about Antonio Conte being sacked

  • Gary Neville makes huge claim about Antonio Conte being sacked

Gary Neville makes huge claim about Antonio Conte being sacked

LONDON:Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino insisted he always trusted Dele Alli's talent despite the England international's struggles to meet his high standards this season.

LONDON, United Kingdom, Apr 2- Antonio Conte insisted that he was not anxious about his future after defeat to Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday left Chelsea eight points behind their London rivals in the race for the final Champions League qualification spot.

Defeat for Chelsea shattered their hopes of qualifying for next season's Champions League as Tottenham opened up an eight-point lead over their closest challengers for fourth place. For me it was just about helping the team as much as I can and what people say. I'm so happy for him because he deserved it and he worked hard.

Instead of buckling down to do his work given the added complications of UEFA Champions League games, the former Juventus manager became moody and moaned at every opportunity about the club's "failure" to get him the players he wanted.

"Honestly. I think that I'm giving - the players are giving - everything this season".

Kane suffered a similar injury at the same time last season and felt the benefits as he returned in a blaze of goals. He spent most of the day defending his record - whether it was in the programme notes or in the post match press conference - showing his 12 minute rant last month about his tenure clearly is his theme of the moment. Moreover, he did not appear to be his effervescent self as Chelsea went ahead, thanks to a 30th-minute header from Alvaro Morata.

On team's possibility of qualifying in the Champions League, Conte said: "We have to try until the end to catch the teams in the Champions League places and in this case, it is Tottenham and Liverpool". Tottenham's top-scorer only featured in the final 20 minutes after his right ankle made a rapid recovery from the ligament damage sustained three weeks ago.

Conte has, throughout the season, heavily criticised the club for what he sees as insufficient investment in playing staff and has previously said he doesn't know whether the club match his ambition to win the league.

Beleaguered Chelsea manager Antonio Conte. "I am not anxious about this".

The most obvious reason is that Chelsea played beyond themselves last season, so a regression to the mean was to be expected.

"Yeah, I'm sure about this". Despite this, you stay in this position.

Deli Alli scored twice on his 100 premier league appearance.

Eriksen's sublime goal dragged Spurs out of the first-half mire, a dipping strike allowing the visitors to turn around with an unwarranted share of the spoils.

The Argentine goalkeeper was forced into a brilliant save from another long-range effort, this time from Son Heung-min, on the hour mark as Spurs started to take control.