After the elimination in the round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League against Milan, the Tottenham striker, Richarlison, had very critical words for his coach, but Antonio Conte had a lapidary response against the Brazilian.
Richarlison’s words were: “I did not understand Conte’s decision to leave me out of the starting team. I was in a great moment, but he put me back on the bench. On Tuesday he tried me in the starting eleven and then on the bench, again… I should have played ”. “This season is being shit because I don’t have minutes. I also had an injury, but when I enter the field I give my life”.
For his part, Conte replied: “He did not criticize me. He said ‘My season is shit’ and he’s right”, the 53-year-old coach began at a press conference about the controversial statements of the forward, who entered 21 minutes from the end of the duel against Milan and could not prevent the elimination of his team: “His season is not good because he had many injuries, he started well with us. He had an injury in the Champions League, then he went to the World Cup and they didn’t win it. And he had another serious injury,” Conte said.
With no life in the Premier League and with their coach on a tightrope as his contract ends at the end of the season, Tottenham will close its 16th year without titles in their cupboards and their only objective will be to try to get fourth place in the Premier League .