Berbatov can’t see Conte lasting much longer at Spurs

Date published: Thursday 24th February 2022 4:01 - Ben Stewart

Tottenham head coach Antonio Conte looks dejected

Following Tottenham’s midweek defeat at Turf Moor, Antonio Conte cast doubt over his future at the club and Dimitar Berbatov can’t see him lasting much longer.

“I wouldn’t want to bet on how long Antonio Conte will be at Spurs,” Berbatov told Betfair.

“After the comments he made following Spurs’ defeat to Burnley – about whether he is the best manager for the club – I don’t know if Conte will be in charge for the next match, let alone next season.”

Spurs have now lost four of their last five matches and they now find themselves seven points adrift of the top four.

“I sympathise with him and understand where he’s coming from, because I have repeatedly talked about the need for Spurs to be consistent. Losing to Burnley, four days after beating Manchester City, is a perfect example of the problem.

“Supporting Spurs can drive you f***ing mad and, as a passionate Italian, who is not used to hiding his emotions, Conte won’t pretend he’s happy. He is used to winning and he is one of the most ambitious managers in the game.”

Spurs travel to Elland Road this weekend to face a Leeds side who have also been struggling for form recently, but Berbatov thinks they will struggle to make the top four now.

“I hope he stays at Spurs. I like watching him on the touchline and I see his comments last night as a sign of his ambition for Spurs. He isn’t happy simply taking his salary. He wants to kick on and win trophies.

“But even with their games in hand, it’s going to be very tough for Spurs to finish in the top four this season.”

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