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Tottenham Hotspur: Chris Sutton questions Antonio Conte amid bizarre “bazookas” claim

BBC pundit Chris Sutton has warned that Antonio Conte has to be careful with his management style after he appeared to question the quality of the Tottenham Hotspur players.

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In their last outing, Spurs slumped to a rather disappointing 2-0 home defeat against Aston Villa, courtesy of goals from Emi Buendia and Douglas Luiz.

This follows on from a 2-2 away draw against Brentford, meaning the club are winless since the return of the Premier League following the World Cup.

Evidently, Conte has been left frustrated by these performances and after the Villa loss, he gave an extraordinary press conference where he claimed that his transfers hadn’t been as good as some rivals saying (via football.london): “You only have a little gun compared to their bazooka.”

While speaking about it all on BBC Radio Show 606, Sutton warned the Italian about his comments, saying: “He was saying, ‘We need bazookas’ and sort of questioning the quality of player within the dressing room.

“I think that’s a very, very dangerous route to go down.”

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Trouble brewing…

It’s no secret that Conte wasn’t necessarily happy with all of Spurs’ summer business. After all, when Djed Spence arrived the Italian made it clear that this was a club purchase as opposed to something he personally wanted.

Even so, Tottenham did still bring in the likes of Richarlison, Ivan Perisic, Rodrigo Bentancur and Dejan Kulusevski since the manager took over last November.

With that in mind, it’s not as if the club have refused to add quality to their depths or have been stingy with their spending and so Conte must take some responsibility if he wants the team to improve.

All in all, things don’t seem to be looking too great in that part north London right now and the club boss could risk isolating some of his players if he makes any more disparaging comments.

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