May 30, 2024
https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11661/12537852/antonio-conte-says-mental-instability-to-blame-for-tottenham-collapse-against-southampton

Antonio Conte states the psychological instability within his Tottenham team was to blame for their 3-2 defeat to Southampton.

The Saints scored two times in 2 minutes late on to turn a 2-1 deficit into a 3-2 triumph as Mohamed Elyounoussi and Che Adams headed house James Ward-Prowse crosses.

A Jan Bednarek own objective and a Kid Heung-min effort either side of Armando Broja’s strike had actually put Spurs in a winning position, however Saints should have the 3 points.

They peppered Tottenham’s objective with 23 shots, missing out on a number of clear opportunities, and should have the luck of seeing Steven Bergwijn’s stoppage-time leveller for Spurs dismissed by VAR.

Conte liked what he saw from his group in regards to mindset however criticised their quality when in ownership of the ball.

The outcome damages Tottenham’s top-four potential customers. Even a draw would have sufficed to take Conte’s side above sixth-placed Toolbox however rather, they are entrusted ground to comprise.

Antonio Conte cuts a dejected figure at St Mary's
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Antonio Conte cuts a dejected figure in the 3-2 defeat

” For sure, we need to be dissatisfied,” he stated. “They were great however I believe we made lots of, lots of errors, particularly with the ball, and I believe this kind of scenario develops a little bit of psychological instability in my group.

” In the 2nd half, then, we began to play, we began to push in the proper way and after that we developed opportunities to rating.

” We likewise did that in the very first half due to the fact that each time we play the ball in the proper way, we developed a scenario to go and score, however I repeat, we made lots of errors in the very first half – essential errors.

” In the 2nd half, we succeeded, scored, however then we needed to be much better to protect.

” I have actually seen the 2 objectives and we yielded 2 objectives with the protective line needed to remain there. We require to be more precise however I understand extremely well that this season we are going to have a hard time to get 3 points and I stated this prior to and I continue to duplicate it.

” For sure, I believe we are now enhancing in lots of elements however we are still too psychological.

” Versus Leicester, we won 3-2 and we were losing 2-1. Today, we were winning 2-1 and we lost 3-2.

” I believe on this element, we need to enhance due to the fact that if we wish to grow as a group and attempt to be competitive, the very first thing we need to enhance is to be steady, not up and down, up and down.

” In a group, it’s likewise essential to have gamers with experience, to handle the scenario throughout the video game.

” However I duplicate it was a pity due to the fact that my gamers they provided 120 percent and the effort was optimum. I can not state that I didn’t see the ideal mindset, or that I didn’t see the ideal dedication, due to the fact that I saw the optimum.

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” We need to attempt to prevent beats like this. I believe today we might have prevented this defeat. Particularly when you go 2-1 and there are 15 minutes or 20 minutes to play, we need to attempt to handle the scenario in a much better method. We need to take experience from this video game and attempt to enhance.

” We need to have a hard time and provide 120 percent, and I duplicate the effort today was the optimum. I can’t inform you that my gamers the effort was bad, the dedication was bad – no.

” I need to inform thanks to my gamers due to the fact that the dedications was leading. However then you understand you need to enhance in lots of, lots of elements – and we have a long, long roadway in front of us.”

Hasenhuttl: Among our finest ever efficiencies

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Southampton supervisor Ralph Hasenhuttl states that the secret to the 3 points tonight was that they kept playing and revealed Tottenham that they can score versus groups who sit deep

Southampton employer Ralph Hasenhuttl stated his side’s remarkable win at Tottenham was among the very best efficiencies of his spell at the club.

It was the Austrian’s 500th video game as a supervisor and he might not be better.

” Really happy today, we saw a great video game, returning two times indicates a lot to the gamers, to me and demonstrates how we have actually established our video game,” he stated.

” When you score an objective like the 2nd one with 23 passes previously, it was a great efficiency today.

” This is a good thing in football, this is why we enjoy the video game, we see ups and downs. Amazing match.

” The method we played in the very first half was among the very best I have actually seen from this group. We moved them around, had great opportunities, ought to have made 3 or 4 objectives in the very first half.

” We have services and the tools to rating, even versus great organised groups. This is another advance, it is wonderful to view.

” I heard it was my 500th video game as a supervisor and I will always remember this. It was a good minute.”