Antonio Conte hints he may walk away from Tottenham after Burnley defeat

Antonio Conte has, in truly remarkable fashion, seemingly hinted that he will walk away from Tottenham following their latest defeat to Burnley.

The loss, their fourth in five games, virtually nullified the impressive Manchester City result in terms of points picked up, and leaves the Lilywhites in eighth place, although they have played two games less than both Manchester United and West Ham.

Unbeaten in 9 Premier League games before this run, Spurs now face an uphill battle to make the final top 4 spot, and a Champions League place.

And while the performance was poor, the sole talking point now is about the future of Conte, who only took the job in November.

Conte lashes out

In the press conference after the defeat, Antonio Conte astonishingly suggested that he may well leave the club as a result of their poor form.

‘I need to talk to the club’, the Italian said. ‘Tottenham have to make an assessment about the club, about me. I can’t accept to keep losing. I’m sorry.’

‘Here coaches change, but players are always the same… but results don’t change.’

It caps a remarkable turnaround from Conte, who only four days prior lauded this Tottenham side as ‘one of the best group of players I’ve worked with in my career’ following their win over Manchester City.

Should he walk away, it would leave Spurs searching for a third permanent manager of the season, and fifth in three years, as they continue to struggle to return to their best seasons under Mauricio Pochettino.

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 Manchester City 26 46 63
2 Liverpool FC 25 44 57
3 Chelsea FC 25 31 50
4 Manchester United 26 10 46
5 West Ham United 26 11 42
6 Arsenal FC 23 10 42
7 Wolverhampton Wanderers 24 5 40
8 Tottenham Hotspur 23 0 39
9 Brighton & Hove Albion 25 -3 33
10 Southampton FC 25 -5 32
11 Leicester City 23 -6 27
12 Aston Villa 24 -6 27
13 Crystal Palace 25 -4 26
14 Brentford FC 26 -15th 24
15th Leeds United 24 -21 23
16 Everton FC 23 -12 22
17 Newcastle United 24 -19 22
18 Watford FC 24 -19 18
19 Burnley FC 22 -9 17
20 Norwich City 25 -38 17
Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 19
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 12
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 11
Sterling, Raheem Manchester City 10
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 9
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 9
Dennis, Emmanuel Watford FC 9
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 9
Smith-Rowe, Emile Arsenal FC 9
Rafinha Leeds United 9
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 9
Bowen, Jarrod West Ham United 8
Antonio, Michael West Ham United 8
Mahrez, Riyad Manchester City 8
Gallagher, Conor Crystal Palace 8
Maupay, Neal Brighton & Hove Albion 8
Zaha, Wilfried Crystal Palace 8
Mount, Mason Chelsea FC 7
Saka, Bukayo Arsenal FC 7
De Bruyne, Kevin Manchester City 7

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