Tim Sherwood fears Antonio Conte could leave Tottenham after ‘alarming’ comments

Antonio Conte to look forward to in Tottenham's Premier League clash with Burnley

Antonio Conte hinted he may be ready to give up following Spurs’ defeat to Burnley (Image: Getty)

Tim Sherwood says he was ‘alarmed’ by Antonio Conte comments after Tottenham’s 0-1 loss to Burnley and believes the club aremiles’ away from the Italians’ ambition to win the Premier League.

Spurs put on a superb display to beat leaders Manchester City away at the weekend, but fell for their fourth in five games in the English top flight with defeat at Turf Moor.

Ben Mee edged past Cristian Romero to power Josh Brownhill from a 71-minute free kick and Josh Brownhill’s header proved decisive, with the visitors barely recognizable as the winner at Etihad just four days earlier.

Conte was critical of Tottenham’s business during the January transfer window and the 52-year-old threw a bomb when speaking to the media shortly after the final whistle, hinting he might be ready to take a break. job.

“There will be a review, a review of the club, of me, because I think for me it’s frustrating to lose four of the last five,” Conte said.

‘Certainly, the situation is this. The situation speaks clearly. I’m really sorry for the fans, I’m really sorry for the fans, especially the fans because I think they don’t deserve this.

‘But when you lose four of the last five it means the club has to make an assessment, as well as talk together, to understand what is the best solution.

‘In this situation, the players are always the same. At this club, they change the coach but the players are the same, and the results are the same.

‘I’m too honest to accept this kind of situation. To be sure, we will give the club a review.

‘It’s not true, it’s not okay to keep losing and I can’t accept this. It’s not good for anyone. ‘

Reacting to the explosive comments on Premier League Productions, former Tottenham manager Sherwood said he feared Conte might decide to call it a day like he did at Inter Milan last summer.

‘It doesn’t look good, it doesn’t look good. He almost resigned. It sounds like that. He clearly wants to discuss it with Daniel Levy and the board,’ Sherwood told Premier League Productions.

‘It’s still not good enough, losing four out of five games and the one they won was against a team no one can beat. It was a great performance, but it’s about consistency.

‘We laugh about it, but can you go there on a Wednesday night when it’s cold in Burnley and win? Roll up your sleeves and dig it up, the top teams will. They never looked like they were going to win tonight. Burnley looks like they will win. ‘

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Mee scored the only goal of the game at Turf Moor (Image: Getty)

Sherwood added: ‘That interview was alarming. I think he is very emotional. When he wins, he is at a peak like we saw at the weekend and he takes defeat very hard.

‘I’ve been there, I know what it’s like. It doesn’t matter what level you manage when your wins are unbelievable and your losses are like the end of the world. But that’s not a pretty look. ‘

Sherwood fears Conte could call it a day as Tottenham manager (Image: Getty)

Sherwood has questioned why Conte joined Tottenham on an 18-month contract in the first place, arguing that the club have always been difficult to match his lofty ambitions during that period.

“Perhaps he never got the players he wanted in the January transfer window, but he was happy for them on Saturday when they had a fantastic result against Manchester City,” he said. he continued.

‘He said after the game that everything was great, you get a poor result and I think his emotions are too low. I think he needs to keep it in balance.

‘He’s a very good manager, a proven winner. It’s okay for him to be demanding, but it’s hard to ask when you’re only a year away from the end of the season. He just wants to sign an 18-month contract, he won’t be around for too long.

‘If he’s going to win, like he’s the serial winner, how will he win next season? What will he win? We’re not talking about cups in the water with this guy.

‘He wants to win the Premier League. They are miles away from the Premier League title so perhaps, if you’re going to judge that, the club need to assess whether they match his ambitions.

‘If his ambition is to win the Premier League next year with what he has left on his contract, he shouldn’t have gone there in the first place.’

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