Tottenham Hotspur: John Wenham blasts “hard to watch” claims made against Conte

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Tottenham Hotspur insider John Wenham has hit out at critics labelling the club “hard to watch” this season.

Wenham, of the Lilywhite Rose social media channels, was speaking amid persistent backlash towards Antonio Conte and his team for their style of play.

beINSPORTS presenter Richard Keys was the latest to take aim, insisting that watching the side was “really hard work”, while Gabriel Agbonlahor claimed that their games were “boring” while speaking on TalkSport.

Nevertheless, having been the first team to defeat Brighton & Hove Albion at the Amex since they did so seven months ago, Wenham was quick to hit back at the criticism emerging despite their result at the weekend.

He told Football Insider“I massively, massively disagree on this.

“The main antagonists of this are Arsenal fans who, until the North London derby, we had scored more goals than their side.

“I really do struggle with those arguments. This is a win away from home at a club who hasn’t lost at home since March.

“We were taking three points back to White Hart Lane, we got a clean sheet down there. Premier League wins are hard to come by, away wins even more so.

“You take them where you can, and to get a clean sheet as well is really good work from Tottenham. It was a great afternoon’s work.”

TIF Thoughts on Wenham’s comments…

Are Spurs hard to watch?



No, we're still winning games!

No, we're still winning games!

Conte’s side rank 12th in the league for average possession per game with 46.9% according to Fotmob, but they do still boast the fourth-best record for goals per game (2.2) in the Premier League.

Meanwhile, they are fourth in the league for shots on target per game and have the second-best shot conversion rate behind Manchester City.

However, there will be critics given that the Lilywhites tend to sit in and absorb pressure before unleashing on the counter – but if it’s effective, why take offence?

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