Watch: Antonio Conte questions his Tottenham future after latest loss
Antonio Conte appeared to question his Tottenham future after suffering their fourth Premier League defeat in five matches at Burnley on Wednesday evening.
Conte’s side were beaten 1-0 at Turf Moor, meaning they remain seven points off the top four – albeit with two games in hand on fourth-placed Manchester United.
“It was a difficult night,” Conte told Sky Sports. “It’s not only tonight, in the last five games we lost four games.
“It means there will be [an] assessment about the club, about me, because I think for me it is very frustrating to lose four out of five.
“For sure the situation speaks clear. I am really sorry for the fans, I am really sorry because I think they don’t deserve this.
“But when you lose four out of five it means the club have to make an assessment, also to speak together, and to understand which is the best solution.
“In this situation, the players are always the same in this club, the club change coaches, but the players are the same, but the result doesn’t change.
“I repeat, I am too honest to accept this type of situation, and for sure we will make an assessment with the club, because I repeat, it is not right, it is not right, it is not good for everybody to continue to lose and I can’t accept this. It’s not good for nobody.”
Conte’s extraordinarily frank admission came days after Spurs won 3-2 at Manchester City.
“I am not used to this type of situation,” he added. “The situation is not changing. Someone has to speak about the race for the top, but the reality is in the last five games we are fighting for the relegation zone.
“This is the truth…I don’t want to close my eyes. I have to take responsibility and I’m open to every decision because I want to help Tottenham.”
Antonio Conte says the Club will now have to make an assessment about his future after a defeat to Burnley tonight. pic.twitter.com/z2QLaiEKZX
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) February 23, 2022