From Tottenham Hotspur Stadium – Tottenham head coach Antonio Conte has hit out at Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta for ‘complaining rather a lot’ after Spurs beat the 10-man Gunners on Thursday evening.
A brace from Harry Kane and one from Son Heung-min noticed off the sorry guests, who noticed Rob Holding decide up a first-half crimson card for 2 bookable offences.
Arteta repeatedly insisted post-match that he can be ‘suspended’ if he commented on Holding’s crimson card and the sport’s officiating as a complete, however Conte laughed off the Spaniard’s antics.
“I feel that Mikel Arteta is a extremely good coach, he is doing a extremely good [job], he has simply began to do that job. I feel that I take heed to him complain rather a lot,” he mentioned.
“I feel that he must be targeted extra to his crew and to not complain. He has simply began his work and I feel that he must be calm and attempt to proceed to work as a result of he is superb.
“However to take heed to a coach complain a number of the time just isn’t good. However it’s okay. The crimson card, the color [of the card] to me was clear. Remember towards Liverpool I mentioned nothing about what occurred with Fabinho [not getting sent off]. If we need to complain, we now have the chance each recreation to say concerning the referee, the selections, about postponed video games.
“I feel that is recommendation. If you wish to ask my recommendation, it is good recommendation. I do not care.”
Conte then pointed to Arteta’s prior complaints of a congested schedule and Arsenal’s controversial postponement of January’s preliminary date for the derby as causes to why the Gunners boss shouldn’t be so vocal on this regard.
“If you happen to keep in mind, he complained concerning the fixture [schedule], no? On the time, I mentioned it is not good to complain as a result of Arsenal had been good to postpone a recreation in an unbelievable approach for optimistic Covid [tests] they usually solely had one participant with Covid! I did not overlook this,” he added whereas laughing.
“We have now a number of prospects to complain. At the moment, I might complain about why we play on Sunday at 12 o’clock and Arsenal play on Monday evening. Then they’ve sooner or later extra relaxation and we play towards Leicester, Liverpool, Arsenal and now after two days we now have to play the primary recreation at 12 o’clock.”