Tottenham boss Antonio Conte blasts ‘unfair’ rescheduling of matches forward of big Arsenal conflict… and claims the Gunners managed to get north London derby postponed in January ‘when they didn’t have one participant with Covid’
- Antonio Conte says Spurs have come out worst in rescheduling of Arsenal conflict
- Conte hit out at his aspect having to play on Thursday night time and Sunday at noon
- Spurs host their north London rivals earlier than entertaining struggling Burnley
- Conte feels Spurs ought to have paid higher consideration to the rescheduled derby
Arsenal had been granted a request to postpone the unique recreation in January when one or two Covid instances hit Mikel Arteta’s squad at a time when he was wanting gamers on account of accidents and the Africa Cup of Nations.
Spurs had been livid as a result of that they had been compelled to forfeit their decisive Europa Convention League tie in opposition to Rennes when unable to discipline a workforce due to Covid. UEFA awarded a 3-0 win to Rennes and Conte’s workforce had been eradicated from the competitors.
Antonio Conte believes Spurs have come off worst within the rescheduling of the Arsenal match
The North London rivals meet in an enormous conflict on the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Thursday
The derby in opposition to Arsenal shall be performed on Thursday, leaving Tottenham with little time to organize for the subsequent recreation, in opposition to Burnley at noon on Sunday.
‘To talk now about what occurred previously shouldn’t be helpful,’ mentioned Conte. ‘For certain, it was very unusual that our recreation was postponed for Covid and Arsenal did not have one participant with Covid.
‘We misplaced a recreation 3-0 [to Rennes] as a result of the Premier League did not need to transfer our recreation once we had 9 or 10 gamers with Covid. At the moment, it was unfair what occurred.
‘However now that is the previous and we’ve to be centered on the current and attempt to get the most effective end result. I feel this might be an excellent probability for us to get three factors in opposition to their complete workforce as a result of if we performed in January they had been with out many gamers as a result of they had been dedicated on the African Cup and accidents.
Conte mentioned his personal membership ought to have paid higher consideration to the rescheduled Arsenal conflict
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‘Soccer is great and in any such recreation it is proper to play with two groups and all of the gamers accessible.’
Conte admits his Spurs workforce are higher than they had been in January, that they’re ‘extra organised’ and ‘stronger’ with extra ‘soccer information’, however he feels his personal membership ought to have paid higher consideration to the rescheduled fixture.
‘If I complain about it, I am like different coaches previously,’ the Italian laughed. ‘You bear in mind when Arteta complained about any such scenario and I mentioned coaches should not complain. Now might be my flip to complain as a result of to play on Thursday night time after which once more the primary recreation (on Sunday), you may play on Sunday and wait and provides us the final recreation and a bit extra relaxation.
‘It is tough generally to just accept Premier League selections, but when the membership accepted it I’ve to. A prime membership have to concentrate to the fixtures. Earlier than the sport you do not assume this case may cause you any such bother, however afterwards you realise it might have an effect on the end result and you’re offended and it is too late.
‘You could be offended earlier than. The membership has to pay extra consideration. If you wish to win you need to take care about all the main points as a result of the main points transfer the ultimate end result.’