Footage from TalkSport’s YouTube channel will surely have Tottenham supporters fuming after their upturn in form and their emphatic 5-1 win.
Spurs managed to pick up their fifth win in six league games on the weekend after they dismantled Eddie Howe’s Newcastle United 5-1, with goals coming from Ben Davies, Matt Doherty, Son Heung-min, Emerson Royal and Steven Bergwijn.
This game also marked the fourth time in these last six games where Antonio Conte’s side has managed to score three or more goals – very impressive considering their poor goalscoring tally at the beginning of the season.
This game has put the north London side back into the top four and ahead of bitter rivals Arsenal after the Gunners’ embarrassing 3-0 defeat at the hands of Crystal Palace. All in all, the weekend seemed to be a superb one for Conte’s men as they make their charge for Champions League football with the season approaching its climax.
However, just a mere day after the fantastic result, a video on TalkSport’s YouTube channel may have Spurs fans furious after former footballer Danny Murphy questioned Conte’s appeal to players in the transfer window.
He stated: “If you know him, and you’ve worked with him, yes would be the answer, but no looking from afar. What, you want to play for a highly emotional, workaholic manager who has you training like a demon and doesn’t take any backchat?
“I’m not sure it’s the most appealing manager in the world if you don’t know him. If I was playing now, I wouldn’t be thinking I’d love to go and play with Conte. That’s not the type of manager I’d want to go and play for.”
TIF Thoughts on Murphy’s comments…
While Conte is definitely an emotional character, evident from his eccentric celebrations on the sideline and polarising interviews, there is no doubt that the Italian is one of the best coaches in world football.
He is a four-time Serie A winner – three with Juventus and one with Inter, with the latter being the club’s first title since the 2009/10 season. Conte also rejuvenated a Chelsea side on his maiden Premier League voyage, winning a league title and FA Cup in two seasons while transforming the careers of the likes of Victor Moses.
The comments from Murphy feel very short-sighted and impulsive. After what Conte has achieved, any player in world football would be lucky to play under the serial winner. If there is anything holding players back from joining Conte in north London, it is surely not the man himself.
After all, it seems as if Conte is one of the main reasons Harry Kane wanted to stay at Spurs, and players don’t get much bigger than the England captain at this moment in time.